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CIGAR Board Chair Susana Jorge member of IPSASB’s Academic Advisory Group

Dear CIGAR friends,

We are very proud to announce that our CIGAR Board Chair, Susana Jorge, has become one of the founding members of the IPSASB’s Academic Advisory Group (AAG) that is currently being established. The other three founding members so far are Andreas Bergmann (AAG Chair), Maria Francesca Sicilia (IRSPM representative), and Francesco Capalbo (former IPSASB member and convenor of the first IPSASB Research Forum). The AAG will add another two current IPSASB Members in its ranks. The works of the AAG will start formally in January 2020, when detailed information about it will be announced.

We wish Susana all the best in her position!

The CIGAR Board

Changes in the CIGAR Network governance

As of the 17th CIGAR Biennial Conference held in Amsterdam, June 13-14 2019, the Network changed its governance. From now on, it will have an Executive Board (members: Tjerk Budding, Josette Caruana, Sandra Cohen, Giuseppe Grossi and Anne Stafford) chaired by Susana Jorge, and an Advisory Board (members: Anatoli Bourmistrov, Isabel Brusca, Eugenio Caperchione, Mark Christensen, Johan Christiaens, Dorothea Greiling, Hassan Ouda, Jan van Helden, Kiyoshi Yamamoto).

Further on the Boards functions and the Network governance will be disclosed soon.

For more information about the Executive Board and Advisory Board click here.

Special issue on "Accounting and performance management innovations in public sector organizations"

The special issue on "Accounting and performance management innovations in public sector organizations", published in Baltic Journal of Management, Vol. 14 Issue: 1, with guest editors Anatoli Bourmistrov, Giuseppe Grossi and Toomas Haldma that was connected to the CIGAR Conference 2017 in Porto is now available

For accessing the editorial of the special issue click here

Call for papers: Special issue of journal 'Sustainability' on Sustainable Development and Non-Financial Reporting in the Public Sector

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to a special issue under the title: Sustainable Development and Non-Financial Reporting in the Public Sector that will be published in the journal Sustainability.

The Special Issue Editors are Isabel Brusca Alijarde, Francesca Manes Rossi and Jorge Olmo Vera.

The special issue intends to collect papers addressing the following themes:

  • Developments of a theoretical framework for non-financial reporting in the public sector.
  • Users, uses and usefulness of non-financial reporting in the public sector.
  • Sustainability reporting in the public sector: experiences and practices
  • Comparative studies about sustainability reporting: standards and practices for the public sector.
  • The application of integrated reporting thinking in a public sector context: experiences, benefits and challenges.
  • The application of Directive 2014/95/EU to state-owned enterprises in the European Union member countries.
  • External verification of non-financial reporting: who must control the reliability of the information and how?
  • Popular reporting for local governments: what information should be included and how should it be published?
  • Sustainability and Environmental Management Tools
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: implications for governments and public organizations.

The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2019

For more information click here