The Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR) in Vienna, Austria, provides a range of knowledge, convening and capacity development services in support of financial reporting reform, institutional strengthening & the dissemination of good practice in the area of financial reporting and auditing.

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PULSAR joint Education and Financial Reporting Communities of Practice 7th Workshop

Over the last few years investors, companies, governmental regulators, international organizations have been increasingly calling for standardization of sustainability reporting by corporations and State-Owned Enterprises, in the longer term, by governments.

Our Programs


Europe and Central Asia

Focus Areas

The Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Program (PULSAR) Program is a regional and country-level program targeting the Western Balkans and the EU Eastern Partnership countries to support the development of public sector accounting and financial reporting frameworks in line with international standards and good practice. The PULSAR Partners - Austria, Switzerland, and the World Bank - jointly established the objectives and scope of the PULSAR Program. They provide institutional support for its implementation and mobilize the resources needed for its activities. Beneficiary countries also have an opportunity to shape the Program through regional cooperation platforms and input to Communities of Practice.


Europe and Central Asia

Focus Areas

The Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in Countries of the Eastern Partnership (STAREP) is a regional program aimed at creating a transparent policy environment and effective institutional framework for corporate reporting within the countries that make up the EU's Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The six countries have made significant progress in modernizing their systems of corporate financial reporting but face several outstanding common challenges, especially as regards institutional capacity. STAREP is designed to assist them in adopting and implementing international standards and fostering the alignment of their financial reporting frameworks with international best practices and EU standards.


Europe and Central Asia

Focus Areas

Road to Europe Program of Accounting Reform and Institutional Strengthening for Small and Medium Enterprises – REPARIS for SMEs – aims to support: (i) further improvement of access of SMEs in the Western Balkans to professional accounting and financial management services, and (ii) alignment of Western Balkans corporate financial reporting frameworks with relevant EU directives and regulations.


East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia

Focus Areas

As part of the Accounting and Auditing Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (A&A ROSC) initiative, the World Bank has established a program to assist its member countries in implementing international accounting and auditing standards for strengthening the financial reporting regime.

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