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Stocktaking of Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Environment in PULSAR Beneficiary Countries

This study is a knowledge product of the World Bank in cooperation with the Institute of Public Management from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), developed under the Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Program. This study analyzes the Public Sector Accounting (PSA) environment of thirteen beneficiary countries* of the PULSAR program  by identifying strengths, challenges and opportunities within the PSA framework.


*Beneficiary countries include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine.


PSA Stocktaking Paper

Voices on Public Sector Accounting

New PULSAR Knowledge Products Available

Two new knowledge products have been generated under the PULSAR program.


The Report on the Enhancement of Public Sector Financial Reporting Toolkit (REPF) was developed to promote improvements in public sector financial management. To achieve meaningful and realistic public sector accounting reform it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of a country’s public sector accounting environment. 

A Good Practice Outline of the Multipurpose Chart of Accounts (MCoA) aims to inform and assist PULSAR countries in updating or designing a full scope chart of accounts. There are different approaches in the design of charts of accounts used for various reporting purposes. This paper provides one solution that aims to integrate those. It has been developed as a good practice outline of the structure and function of a MCoA. 


        REPF Cover             Good Practice Outline MCoA


  • Report on the Enhancement of Public Sector Financial Reporting Toolkit: English 
  • Good Practice Outline of the Multipurpose Chart of Accounts: English

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  • May 26, 2020
    Smart Interactive Talk: How to Develop Financial Reporting and Budget Literacy Programs

    The main objective of the virtual workshop was to discuss and provide information to the participants on different elements that are required for designing an effective and successful training program. Some of the topics to be discussed during the workshop are: (i) what are the most effective education and training methods; (ii) what is the best way to develop delivery method and instructional design; (iii) how to ensure that the knowledge, skills and abilities are transferred; (iv) importance of implementing continuous professional education program. 

  • May 06, 2020
    Webinar "Scaling up the ACCA IPSAS Certification Program and Public Sector Education"

    The second webinar will be conducted on May 18, 2020 in collaboration with the ACCA and will focus on scaling up the ACCA IPSAS Certification Program and Public Sector Education. 


    Language of the webinar: English with Simultaneous Interpretations to BSC, Albanian and Russian. 


    Should you have any question about administrative arrangements, please contact Eteri Machavariani (emachavariani@worldbank.org).


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