Speeches & Presentations
by Szymon Radziszewicz, Senior Technical Manager
Feb 28, 2012
at African Financial Management Group, World Bank
Developing the Accountancy Profession in Africa
Presentation to the World Bank
Members of the IFAC Member Body Development team were recently invited to present at a World Bank Financial Management Team of the Africa Region meeting, held in Washington, D.C. in Feburary 2012. The meeting gathered 45 members of the World Bank staff who work across the African continent. This presentation was given by Szymon Radziszewicz, IFAC Senior Technical Manager, on the IFAC Compliance Program, the Statements of Membership Obligations (SMOs) as a framework for a high-quality accountancy profession, and the current status of the profession thought-out Africa. In response to a request from the World Bank, IFAC staff highlighted the key themes in each SMO and the action plan process as well as support tools available from IFAC staff. The World Bank expressed their interest in how they could support the implementation of IFAC SMOs and action plans on the ground in individual nations. The meeting also included an open discussion that focused on the different ways the Compliance Program and the World Bank Financial Management team can increase collaboration.