International Donor Initiative MOSAIC Gains Two New Signatories

Oct 23, 2012 | London, United Kingdom | English

Two new signatories were welcomed to MOSAIC (Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Accountancy and Improve Collaboration) this week at the second Steering Committee Meeting held in London, UK, hosted by the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria have agreed to become a part of this groundbreaking initiative working to strengthen professional accountancy organizations (PAOs), improve financial reporting, management, and auditing in both the public and private sectors, and positively impact economic growth and poverty reduction around the world.

The second meeting of the MOSAIC Steering Committee offered an opportunity for presentation and discussion of the draft PAO Global Development Report. Co-financed by the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank, this report provides MOSAIC signatories and observers with a global view of PAO development; insight into the key trends, challenges, and success factors facing their progress; and a shared starting point to guide future MOSAIC activities. Agenda topics also included potential initial activities for MOSAIC support and coordination and establishment of a permanent MOSAIC Secretariat.

“As MOSAIC grows in strength and number, we are able to see how and where the international development agenda can support PAOs in developing and emerging economies, which, in turn, provides an essential platform for sound financial reporting and economic growth,” said Deborah Williams, co-chair of the MOSAIC Steering Committee and chair of the IFAC PAO Development Committee.

“MOSAIC seeks to support the development of the entirety of the accountancy profession—in both the public and private sectors at the professional accountant and accounting technician levels,” said Tony Hegarty, co-chair of the MOSAIC Steering Committee and chief financial management officer at the World Bank.

MOSAIC was launched in November 2011 by IFAC and 10 signatories from the donor community to increase coordination and provide the foundation for increasing capacity of PAOs.

MOSAIC (Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Accountancy and Improve Collaboration) sets out the basis for improving cooperation and collaboration between IFAC, international donors, and the international development community. It provides the foundation for increasing the capacity of professional accountancy organizations and improving the quality of financial management systems in emerging economies. IFAC, the global organization for the accountancy profession, serves as the Interim Secretariat for MOSAIC.


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