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FOCAL and FOTEGAL met in Brasilia

The VI Forum of Government Accounting of Latin America-FOCAL and the X Forum of Government Treasuries of Latin America was held in Brasilia from August 21 to 23, 2019.

The summit gathered representatives of the Treasury and General Accounting of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Representatives of the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, IFAC, IPSASB, INTOSAI, Secretariat of the National Treasury of Brazil, Federal Accounting Council, Institute of Independent Auditors of Brazil.

Innovation and technology in the implementation of international standards and good practices of public financial management were among the main topics discussed during the meeting. So it was the impact on the fiscal statistics of the countries, in order to promote transparency and accountability on the use of public resources in the region.

In addition, the first book of Government Accounting in Latin America by FOCAL was released with the support of the IDB and the University of Sciences of Zurich, Switzerland, stands out.