Accountability. Now. is a global initiative to promote high-quality financial accounting and reporting by governments to improve transparency and help strengthen public sector financial management and accountability. Together, its partners challenge and support governments to improve the quality and transparency of their financial management.
The following initiatives aim to catalyze governments to change:
- Building a global coalition of organizations that support improved public sector transparency and accountability
- Helping public sector officials understand the benefits of sound financial accounting and reporting that meets international standards such as IPSAS®
- Developing partnerships with key decision makers who will take action to improve financial management in the public sector
- Building capacity by engaging national accountancy organizations to develop a pipeline of professional accountants who can work with public sector officials to facilitate change
This study, jointly developed by IFAC and the International Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), looks at accounting and budgeting practices at the national government level in OECD countries. It discusses the challenges and benefits of accruals reforms and considers what steps countries are taking to make better use of accrual information in the future.
High Level Procurement Forum
The African Development Bank and the World Bank will hold the Africa High Level Procurement Forum, Harnessing Public Procurement for Socio-Economic Growth, in South Africa, April 3–5, 2017.
The event will bring together 400 participants, including high-level government officials, policymakers, senior public procurement practitioners, development partners, academicians, and representatives from the private sector, related professional bodies, civil society organizations, and training institutions from across Africa. It will focus on modernizing public procurement systems to serve the socio-economic needs of the people of Africa by building on initial reforms.
Taking Accountability.Now. to Supreme Audit Institutions: INCOSAI 2016
IFAC staff recently attended the International Congress of the International Organization of the Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) in Abu Dhabi.
Accountability. Now. is an initiative to encourage higher standards of public sector information around the world. It challenges governments to recognize the importance of working toward financial reporting that meets international standards known as IPSAS®. Learn about the campaign activities and more in this brochure.