The vision of global accounting standards has been publicly supported by many international organisations, including the G20, World Bank, IMF, Basel Committee, IOSCO, and IFAC.
To assess progress toward that goal, the Foundation is developing and posting profiles about the use of IFRS in individual jurisdictions. The Foundation used information from various sources to develop the profiles. The starting point was the responses provided by standard-setting and other relevant bodies to a survey that the Foundation conducted. The Foundation drafted the profiles and invited the respondents to the survey and others (including regulators and international audit firms) to review the drafts. Their comments are reflected.
Currently, profiles are completed for 138 jurisdictions, including all of the G20 jurisdictions plus 118 others.
You can download the individual jurisdictional profiles in PDF format from the links in the table below. Profiles are approximately 150k in size. Also available are:
To receive free notifications about every new profile and changes to all existing profiles, please subscribe to the Global Standards Alert (requires eIFRS Basic).
We have developed an online quiz based on the content of the IFRS as global standards: a pocket guide (which, in turn, includes summaries of all the profiles below). Access the IFRS Quiz.
The information in the profiles is for general guidance only and may change from time to time. You should not act on the information in the profiles, and you should obtain specific professional advice to help you in making any decisions or in taking any action. If you believe that the information has changed or is incorrect please contact us at email@example.com.
This page was last updated 25 September 2014.
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