Supporting International Standards

Upcoming Webinar: The Sustainability of Public Finance—Supporting Resilient Response & Recovery in the Public Sector

July 14, 2020


Across the world, governments face the unprecedented impact of major simultaneous public health and economic crises. The on-going pandemic and looming economic recession require government interventions, which will likely impact public finances for years.

World Bank Group Governance Global Practice Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA), IFAC, and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) invite you to join a world-wide webinar to support strong public financial management during and after the global pandemic.

  • Date: July 22
  • Time: 8:00-11:00 AM ET
  • Available in Arabic, English, and French via simultaneous interpretation

This global webinar event will discuss the importance of high-quality financial reports based on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards and showcase currently available tools that support transitioning to accrual accounting. It will also provide an overview of the global and regional landscape for financial reporting, auditing practices, and public financial management reforms in the public sector.

Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

If you have any questions about this webinar or need further assistance, please contact Vanessa McGinley (



THRIVE: The Sustainability of Public Finance—Supporting Resilient Response and Recovery in the Public Sector

DateJuly 22, 8:00-11:00 AM ET
Hosts IFAC, World Bank MENA Governance Global Practice, and the IPSASB
  • ADVANCE Initiative
  • Arab Federation of Accountants and Auditors
  • Arab Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions
  • Pan African Federation of Accountants
  • Jens Kristensen, Governance Global Practice MENA Manager, World Bank
  • Ed Olowo-Okere, Global Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Ian Carruthers, IPSASB Chair
  • Alan Johnson, IFAC Deputy President
  • Abdallah Al Mahthel, Head of Accrual Accounting, Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Nadir Mohammed, Regional Director, Strategy and Operations, Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions (EFI), MENA, World Bank Group

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