The IPSASB develops accounting standards and guidance for use by public sector entities. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The IPSASB’s Strategic Objective is:

Strengthening Public Financial Management (PFM) globally through increasing adoption of accrual-based International Public Sector Accounting Standards™ (IPSAS™).

Delivered through two main areas of activity, both of which have a public interest focus:

  • Developing and maintaining IPSAS and other high-quality financial reporting guidance for the public sector; and
  • Raising awareness of IPSAS and the benefits of accrual adoption.

The IPSASB follows an open and transparent due process to ensure that IPSAS are developed in the public interest. This process provides the opportunity for all those interested in public sector financial reporting, including those directly affected by the Standards, to make their views known to the IPSASB, and ensures that all views are considered in the standard-setting development process.


Following the report of the IPSASB Governance Review Group in 2015, the Public Interest Committee (PIC) was established. The PIC’s remit is to provide assurance that the IPSASB’s standard-setting activities are in the public interest by providing recommendations on:

  • The terms of reference of the IPSASB;
  • The arrangements for nomination and appointment of IPSAB members; and
  • The procedures and processes for formulation of the IPSASB’s strategy and work plan; and development of IPSAS.

The PIC is currently comprised of individuals from the International Monetary Fund, International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank Group.


The IPSASB’s work, including the standards program, would not be possible without the support of our funding partners. We are funded entirely by voluntary contributions (both financial and in-kind) and rely heavily on the generosity and commitment of our partners. 

We are deeply grateful for the continued support of the partners shown below.

International Federation of Accountants 
Asian Development Bank 
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
New Zealand External Reporting Board 
Government of Canada
Government of New Zealand

The IPSASB also partners with other hosts on meetings and outreach activities throughout the year.

*If you are interested in becoming a funding partner of the IPSASB, please email leahweselowski@ipsasb.org for more information.*


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