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October 21, 2019

The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) partnered with the African Union, the World Bank, ESAAG, IPSASB and PAFA at the “Public Financial Management Forum 2019, Strengthening Public Sector Accounting in Africa” conference, held in Addis Abba, Ethiopia October 14-16, 2019.

Lucie Phillips

ICGFM was represented by Lucie Phillips, ICGFM President, Laura Robinson, ICGFM Committee on Overseas Programs, Chair; Swale House Partners Inc. and Osman Mohamoud Ali, PFM Expert, Somalia PFM Education and Training Programme.  The representatives provided three presentations and participated in three panels on the following subjects: 

Modernizing Financial Reporting:  Public Sector Accounting reforms in Africa-Experience from representative countries and Relationship between cash-basis, accrual basis and GFS Reporting led by Laura Robinson.

Skills gap and e-learning: Using e-learning combined with in-country institutions for training and Panel Discussion: Bridging the skill gap—experience from African countries led by Osman Mohamoud Ali.

Challenges to Fiscal Sustainability and Impact on Economic Well Being let by Lucie Phillips.

The conference was attended by more than 250 representatives from every country in the African continent. 

For more photos taken during the event click HERE.

May 7, 2019


Despite the last three decades have witnessed the adoption and implementation of public sector accounting reforms which aim at creating an informative accounting system, the public sector accounting literature indicates the lack of actual use of accounting information in public organizations and many politicians fail to use the available accounting information, or they use it under certain conditions. To date, however, the public sector accounting literature appears to have arrived at few conclusions with regard to the rationale underlying the lack of actual use of accounting information by the politicians. The public sector accounting literature has yet to articulate in a coherent way the relationship between the producers (supply side) and the users (demand side) of accounting information that can enhance the actual use of accounting information by the politicians and public managers. Therefore, the current issue focuses on public sector accounting information use and communication of governmental information.

- Prof. Dr. Hassan Ouda, Editor

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