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REPARIS for SMEs Newsletters

Article | 2021

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STAREP Progress Reports

Report | 2021

The CFRR produces regular reports for its main programs to inform donors, participants and other stakeholders of how the programs are developing. These progress reports summarize the activities carried out under the program and outline how the experience gained will be used to improve the design of the next stages of the program.

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Competency-based accounting education and assessment materials – Implementation Guide

Publication | 2020

This Guide seeks to provide guidance across the broad range of education, assessment, training and certification, including pre-and post-certification. It focuses on providing in-depth direction to educators on how to develop quality education and assessment materials within the context of a competency-based accounting education program.

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Guide on Preparation for Private Equity: Can Venture Capital and Private Equity Work for You?

Publication | 2020

Access to finance is ranked as one of the constraints on businesses in the Western Balkans region Across the region, up to 99 percent of enterprises are small or medium-sized (SMEs). SMEs are a primary source of economic growth, innovation, and most importantly, job creation in the region. To attract funding from investors and grow their businesses successfully entrepreneurs need the necessary skills to become investment ready.

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Stocktaking of Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Environment in PULSAR Beneficiary Countries

Publication | 2020

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.

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Strengthening fixed asset management through public sector accounting

Report | 2020

This PULSAR knowledge product elaborates mechanisms through which asset accounting may contribute to optimize fixed asset portfolios of governments by providing scientifically sound and practical answers to the following main questions:

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Tertiary accounting education reform in the Kyrgyz Republic

Report | 2020

The report was prepared as part of the implementation of KAREP’s Component 3 “Improving accountancy education, financial literacy, and use of financial information”. The report aims to assist universities improve their accounting education curricula. It analyzes existing university programs in accounting and auditing and makes recommendations to achieve closer alignment to the International Education Standards (IESs) and best practices, in particular by leveraging the World Bank Centre for Financial Reporting Reform’s accounting education activities.

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A Good Practice Outline of the Multipurpose Chart of Accounts

Publication | 2019

This good practice paper is a product of knowledge sharing and collaboration among the FinCoP members with support from international experts. It is intended to inform and assist PULSAR countries in updating or designing a full scope chart of accounts.

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A4G Preliminary Landscape Assessment for Western Balkans

Publication | 2019

It is the first report prepared under the Accountants as Catalysts for Growth (A4G) initiative. EU-REPARIS has been designed to help and encourage the process of aligning legal frameworks in accounting and audit with the EU’s Acquis Communautaire and encourages the accounting profession to offer enterprises, especially MSMEs, effective business support services and advice on accessing finance and complying with regulatory requirements.

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Albania Accounting and Auditing Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

A&A ROSC | 2019

The World Bank conducted reviews of accounting and auditing within the ROSC initiative at the invitation of Albania. The World Bank utilized a diagnostic tool that it developed to gather pertinent information for preparing the Accounting and Auditing ROSC.

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