Developing the profession around the world: Rwanda
Since the genocide of the 1990s, Rwanda has been rebuilding its society. By making important economic and structural reforms, it aims to sustain its positive economic growth rates and stable society over the last decade – and ACCA has been helping with its recovery by working in partnership with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR). Together we’re strengthening iCPAR to become a sustainable professional accounting organisation that can develop and support the accountants Rwanda urgently needs.
Public sector investment has been the main driver of recent Rwandan growth. Our project delivered a new Certified Accounting Technician qualification that meets global benchmarks but is tailored to the local environment. We responded to the skills gap and shortage of qualified accounting technicians, particularly within the public sector in Rwanda. The new qualification will help build a pipeline of skilled accounting technicians with skills employers need, and in the longer-term strengthen the Rwandan economy.