Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Network

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UPDATE - 2nd IPSASB Research Forum – Hosted by the CIGAR Workshop 2020 Call for Papers

We would like to draw your attention to the 2nd IPSASB Research Forum that will take place on June 17 2020 in the morning in the Campus Drammen of the University of South-Eastern Norway, in Norway hosted by the CIGAR Workshop 2020.


For the detailed programme of the CIGAR Workshop 2020 and the IPSASB 2nd Research Forum -2020 click here.


Due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation, both CIGAR Workshop and IPSASB Research Forum are organised online, whilst doctoral students are offered feedback personally by members of the organising committee.

Registration deadline: 15 May 2020
Registration is obligatory to attend the event
Participants can attend both online events free of charge.

Tentative Program

Programme for CIGAR Workshop - 16th June 2020
09:30 – 17:00 CIGAR Workshop

Programme for CIGAR Workshop - 17th June 2020
09:30 – 12:00 CIGAR Workshop

Programme for IPSASB Research Forum - 17th June 2020
14:00 – 17:00 IPSASB Research Forum

For more information please visit

IPSASB is offering grants of USD 1,500 for research under each of the following topics:

• The Presentation of Financial Statements in the Public Sector;
• Differential Reporting (Financial Reporting for Small and Medium Sized Public Sector Entities);
• Discount Rates in the Public Sector: Rationale for their Use and Determination; and
• Disclosures of Tax Expenditures

The grants will be awarded by an academic advisory committee comprising representatives from IPSASB and the academic community, based on abstracts submitted by 15 December 2019 31 December 2019 (deadline extended). Abstracts should be one-page summaries of the planned approach to the topic selected by the scholar (or group of scholars). Decisions on the award of grants will be taken by 15 January 2020. Scholars who wish to submit a paper without receiving a grant are obviously free to do so. The deadline for submission of draft accepted papers is 10 May 2020.

Submission process and registration

Abstracts should be submitted by 15 December 2019 31 December 2019 (deadline extended) to Vanessa Mello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for Gwenda Jensen, Principal (IPSASB), with full papers submitted by 10 May 2020, to the same address
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Participants in the IPSASB Research Forum are expected to follow the registration procedure for the CIGAR Workshop.

The grant recipients, as well as other scholars, will present the first drafts of their full papers at the 2020 Research Forum, in order to receive feedback from fellow academics, IPSASB members and staff. Grant recipients are then expected to finalize their paper by 8 September 2020 and to present it in the week of 15 September 2020 at the IPSAS Board Meeting in Paris, France. Final papers are invited to be published in Public Money & Management, after undergoing a formal peer review process, involving one reviewer from CIGAR and one from IPSASB

For the call for papers click here!

For accessing the CIGAR Workshop website click here.


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