The workshop was hosted by the Georgian MOF. The event was attended by 96 participants from 12 countries, including 11 PULSAR beneficiary countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine), and Kazakhstan. Speakers representing international organizations, including International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB), IMF, Eurostat, and IFAC led the discussions, which were supplemented with experience sharing from regional networks (from ECA as well as AFR, LCR and EAP) including PEMNA, PEMPAL, FOCAL, and PAFA, and showcase of Georgian experience in Public Sector Accounting reform implementation.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss two key topics – sustainability reporting and reconciliation between budget, accounting and fiscal/statistics reports. During the Workshop, the progress of using the new PULSE assessment tool in the two pilot countries – Armenia and Ukraine – was also presented and discussed. The preliminary results of the new knowledge product under EDUCOP focusing on the models of accounting education in the public sector were also presented.