PEMPAL TCOP Thematic Group Meeting on Public Sector Accounting.
On October 3-5, 2016, PEMPAL Treasury Community of Practice (TCOP) organized in Minsk, Belarus, a meeting of the working group on public sector accounting and reporting standards. The main objective of the meeting was to offer an opportunity for its members to deepen the understanding of the practical issues in aligning public sector accounting standards with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). The workshop served as a forum for the working group members to exchange news on the progress of public sector accounting and reporting reforms in their countries. The participants also provided peer advice to the hosting country, Belarus. The hosts commenced the planning process for implementation of public sector accounting reform in 2015, and were looking forward to the opportunity to discuss with colleagues the progress achieved and plans for the future. The meeting was attended by forty five specialists representing 13 PEMPAL countries (Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine) and facilitated by the World Bank resource team working with TCOP.