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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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  • November 07, 2020
    Regional Europe and Central Asia Public Officials Workshop on Financial Reporting for Debt and Investment Transparency

    Since the COVID-19 outbreak, developing economies have suffered significant capital outflows, while at the same time facing historically high debt levels which makes it harder for these countries to rebound from the pandemic-related economic distress.  To alleviate this situation, concessional debt is being made available to many countries on an unprecedented scale in order to respond to the needs of citizens during the crisis, including through the debt service suspension initiative (DSSI), which has been made available to eligible countries through the G20 Action Plan. 

  • November 06, 2020
    Interpretation of Financial Information and the Use of Performance Indicators in the Public Sector

    The PULSAR program will host a joint Smart Interactive Talk (SIT) of Financial Reporting (FinCoP) and Education (EduCoP) Communities of Practice.


    The webinar “Interpretation of Financial Information and the Use of Performance Indicators in the Public Sector” will be held online via KUDO Platform, on November 11, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:45 am EST. 



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