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 IFRSs 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 130 jurisdictions, including all of the G20 jurisdictions plus 110 others. Eventually, we plan to have a profile for every jurisdiction that has adopted IFRSs, or is on a programme toward adoption of IFRSs.
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:
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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 14 April 2014.
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