Conceptual Framework (PAUSED)
This project is paused until the IASB concludes its ongoing deliberations about its future work plan (visit the Agenda consultation project page for more information).
The project's overall objective is to create a sound foundation for future accounting standards that are principles-based, internally consistent and internationally converged.
This project, undertaken jointly by the IASB and the US FASB, was described in the Memorandum of Understanding.
On 28 September the IASB and the FASB announced the completion of the first phase of this joint project to develop an improved conceptual framework for IFRSs and GAAP. Click here for more information.
The Conceptual Framework project aims to update and refine the existing concepts to reflect the changes in markets, business practices and the economic environment that have occurred in the two or more decades since the concepts were first developed.
Its overall objective is to create a sound foundation for future accounting standards that are principles-based, internally consistent and internationally converged. Therefore the IASB and the US FASB (the boards) are undertaking the project jointly.
The boards are conducting the project in 8 phases. Phase A was completed in September 2010. Phases B, C and D of the project are currently active:
Last meeting update
27 September 2012
The IASB discussed how to restart the project on the Conceptual Framework
Read the full meeting update and all previous updates and observer notes for this project.
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Page last updated: 4 October 2012