The International Commission on the Accreditation of Public Administration and Training Programs (ICAPA), was established in 2012 by the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). ICAPA provides services to public administration education and training programs throughout the world. It is a product of a process that began several years before when the United Nations Department of Public Administration and Development Management established the UN/IASIA Taskforce on Standards of Excellence for Public Administration Education and Training. The standards which the UN/IASIA Task Force developed, and which ICAPA applies in its work, involved input from over 1,500 public administration scholars and practitioners from throughout the world. As such, while there are other national and regional accrediting authorities, ICAPA is the only truly international accrediting body.