The Foundational Accounting and Financial Management Skills Enhancement Program (FASE) aims to develop an Accounting Technicians’ qualification in five countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Burkina Faso. The project will address the extreme deficit in accounting and financial management skills in the five targeted Francophone African countries by developing a sustainable, basic-level training and certification process for accounting technicians. This program will provide knowledge resources and support to enable countries to train and deploy “accounting technicians” for the public and private sectors. “Accounting technicians” are well-trained in basic, practical skills of bookkeeping, controls, cash management, budgeting, and the like, but are not fully qualified chartered or certified accountants. Their training period is much shorter than for fully qualified accountants and is focused on basic and practical skills that are urgently needed in low-capacity countries.