Natural Resources


The objective of the natural resources project is to develop a Consultation Paper, then one or more Exposure Drafts to address the issues relating to the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of natural resources.

Current Status of the Project

The IPSASB continued its review of the draft Consultation Paper (CP) and provided feedback on the measurement of subsoil resources, the approach used to draft the chapter on living resources, and the description of living resources. In addition, the IPSASB decided the CP will:

  • Include guidance on the costs of exploration, evaluation, development, and production activities;  
  • Provide potential options on how this guidance could be incorporated into IPSAS literature; and  
  • Solicit constituents’ views on these options. 

Project Contact

Task Force


Thank you for your interest in our publications. These valuable works are the product of substantial time, effort and resources, which you acknowledge by accepting the following terms of use. You may not reproduce, store, transmit in any form or by any means, with the exception of non-commercial use (e.g., professional and personal reference and research work), translate, modify or create derivative works or adaptations based on such publications, or any part thereof, without the prior written permission of IFAC.

Our reproduction and translation policies, as well as our online permission request and inquiry system, are accessible on the Permissions Information web page.

For additional information, please read our website Terms of Use. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.