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(New York, New York, July 3, 2012)

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) today released for comment the Consultation Paper, Consultation on IPSASB Work Program 2013–2014. This is the first public consultation by the IPSASB on its work program. It signals the IPSASB’s intent to continue this practice and consult publicly on future work programs.

This public consultation is limited to the work program for the period 20132014. This is because the IPSASB is currently in a period of significant activity and transition. The Public Sector Conceptual Framework project, the IPSASB’s highest priority project, is scheduled to be completed in 2014. In addition it is anticipated that public interest oversight and related governance changes for the IPSASB will be implemented in 20142015.

"This first public consultation on the IPSASB’s work program for 20132014 will assist the IPSASB in creating a short-term work program that meets stakeholders’ needs. In fact we see this as a first step to a broader and even more fundamental public consultation of our broad strategic direction in the future," explained IPSASB Chair Andreas Bergmann.

How to Comment
To access the Consultation Paper or to submit a comment, please visit the IPSASB website at http://www.ifac.org/public-sector. Comments on the Consultation Paper are requested by October 31, 2012. The IPSASB encourages IFAC members, associates, and regional accountancy bodies to promote the availability of this Consultation Paper to their members and employees.


About the IPSASB
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 IFAC. The IPSASB receives support (both financial and in-kind) from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the governments of Canada, China, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

About IFAC
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 167 members and associates in 127 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.


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