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ONLINE EVENT- 1st CIGAR LAB -Public Sector Accounting in emerging economies

Dear CIGAR Network members,

We are glad to announce a new initiative by the CIGAR Association - a series of online events. During these events, a keynote speaker will present on a specific theme, and then a scholar (or a group of scholars) will further present their work in progress, in order to stimulate discussion and to receive feedback and comments from the audience.

The first such online meeting will be held on December 6, 2023, 10.30-12.00 CET. The first LAB theme is "Public Sector Accounting in emerging economies."

The keynote speaker will be Pawan Adhikari – Essex Business School - University of Essex (UK) who will present on a topic: Public Sector Accounting, Accountability and Development – Reflection from less developed countries.

After Pawan’s presentation, Ricardo Rocha de Azevedo - University of São Paulo (Brazil) will present a working paper titled: Control of local government debt in Brazil – accounting liabilities and fiscal debt.

To participate at the event, please click here.

For more information about the event, please click here.

Call for Venues for the 20th Biennial CIGAR Conference in June 2025

The CIGAR Network Association opens a call for Venuesforthe 20th Biennial CIGAR Conference in 2025 that isexpected to take place in June 2025.

The deadlineforproposal submissions is the30th of November 2023.

The proposal should be developed along the lines indicated in the Appendix of the Governance Document

Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case you need any clarification about your proposal.

Applications open for CIGAR Network Executive Board Members

The CIGAR Network Association opens a call for applications for new Executive Board members. The candidates should be scholars doing research in public sector accounting and financial management, and active participants in CIGAR Network activities. The responsibilities and the role of the CIGAR Network Executive Board are presented in detail in the governance document, Section 5 (

Geographical and gender balance will be taken into consideration in the assessment of applications.

The existing synthesis of the CIGAR Executive Board is available at

The term of the new Board members will start on July 1, 2023.

Please submit your CV by 30th April 2023 to the Chair of the CIGAR Network, Susana Jorge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., together with a short summary (500 words) on how you would contribute to the development of the CIGAR Network Association.

USP International Conference in Accounting 2021 Forum

Anne Stafford and Giuseppe Grossi took part in the CIGAR Forum during the International Conference in Accounting July 29th, 3:10 p.m. São Paulo time. Anne Stafford presented the CIGAR Network while Guiseppe Grossi talked about "Implementation of the international public sector accounting standards in Europe: variations on a global theme".

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