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CAPA to embark on a capacity building project with the Asian Development Bank

26 October 2015

The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) is excited to announce that the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has been selected to undertake the capacity building project focused on designing, implementing, and improving audit quality assurance (QA) systems. The project is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and will be administered in partnership with CAPA, whom will act as facilitators and advisors.

The project will directly involve and benefit the national professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) in four countries - namely the Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors (Cambodia), the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal, and the Samoa Institute of Accountants.

CAPA Chief Executive, Brian Blood, noted that whilst the immediate focus is on four countries, many other PAOs in the region and indeed globally are expected to benefit, with the project yielding a "better practice" guide for the design and implementation of effective audit QA systems. "This is another very significant milestone for CAPA," Brian commented.

Sujeewa Mudalige, CAPA President, made the announcement just ahead of chairing his final Board meeting in Seoul, Korea. "The appointment of ICAEW by the ADB follows an extensive selection process and we congratulate them in assuming this role. We look forward to a project yielding a very successful outcome, both, for the countries involved and for the wider accountancy profession."

CAPA would like to take this opportunity to thank the ADB for their support and foresight in recognising the importance of audit QA systems in strengthening the accountancy profession, which in turn assists in developing strong and sustainable economies.