International Association of Treasury Services (AIST) has been funded in 2006 in Antananarivo, from its members willingness to face together the challenges of modernisation of public finances.
As a space of exchanges and discussions, AIST’s ambition is to contribute to a mutual reflection about changes to undertake, and develop forms of international multilateral cooperation built on common interest and mutual enrichment.
AIST members are faced with many challenges that cannot be dealt with in isolation: passing of international accountancy standards, renewal of control ways of public spending, implementation of data systems in accountancy and budget, backing of decentralisation processes, efficiency of internal management of large administrations…
Globalisation and current context of economic and financial crisis strengthen the need for State to overhaul themselves and to cooperate in order to begin together a coordinated modernisation of their management.
As a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, AIST has a significant international vocation that can be found in the geographic diversity of its members, that today represent countries from francophone and anglophone Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Ocean, Europe, CIS and Asia.
Working languages of AIST are French and English (interpreting provided in both languages during symposiums and seminar tasks).
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal,Togo et Tunisia.
AIST Board is comprised with 7 countries. The General Secretary is based in Paris.