UPDATE - 2nd IPSASB Research Forum – Hosted by the CIGAR Workshop 2020 Call for Papers

Dear PSAAR friends,

We would like to draw your attention to the 2nd IPSASB Research Forum that will take place on June 17 2020 in the morning in the Campus Drammen of the University of South-Eastern Norway, in Norway hosted by the CIGAR Workshop 2020.
IPSASB is offering grants of USD 1,500 for research under each of the following topics:

• The Presentation of Financial Statements in the Public Sector;
• Differential Reporting (Financial Reporting for Small and Medium Sized Public Sector Entities);
• Discount Rates in the Public Sector: Rationale for their Use and Determination; and
• Disclosures of Tax Expenditures

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International Journal of Public Sector Management: Special Issue

Dear PSAAR friends,

International Journal of Public Sector Management is planning a special issue under the title:

Public Sector Financial Management: Happy endings and Sucess Stories

The guest editors are Sandra Cohen, Francesca Manes Rossi, Isabel Brusca and Eugenio Caperchione.

This special issue aims at taking a positive stance in this sometimes grey landscape and discuss reforms, initiatives or innovations that have proved successful and operational. By synthesizing the lessons learnt, this special issue expects to provide a variety of experiences that reveal good combinations of tools, resources, governance and management to improve and streamline the public sector financial management.

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The CIGAR Network’s Annual Issue of Public Money & Management (PMM)

Dear PSAAR friends,

We would like to inform you about the CIGAR annual issue in PMM (for each of the next three years starting in 2021: PMM’s 41st volume). This CIGAR annual issue will not have a specific theme—the aim is to present relevant empirical and theoretical research in public sector accounting. The annual issue will showcase CIGAR’s valuable papers and, by doing so, increase their contribution to practice and to academia. 

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PEFA 2020 CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS - The Interplay of Climate Change and Public Financial Management

Dear PSAAR friends,

We would like to draw your attention to the call by the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) program (https://pefa.org/) for research proposals from interested public finance practitioners, scientists, researchers, and scholars to strengthen the understanding of the interplay of climate change and public financial management. 

The deadline for submission of completed applications is December 12, 2019.

A total price amount for the research competition is USD 150,000 which will be distributed between several winners.   

For more information, and the actual calls in English, French and Spanish, please visit:


For the call for papers in English click here


Panel at the IRSPM 2020 Conference on Participatory Budgeting

Dear PSAAR friends,

We would like to draw your attention to a panel at the IRSPM Annual Conference 2020 in Tampere, Finland. The overarching theme of the conference is “Smart Public Service?”, in which the panel chaired by Ellen Haustein, Peter C. Lorson (both University of Rostock), Jaroslav Dvorak (Klaipėda University), Lotta-Maria Sinervo and Pauliina Lehtonen (both Tampere University)will address the topic

“Critical perspectives in participatory budgeting”.

Please click here for the online Call for Papers 


Abstracts can be submitted until 08 November 2019.  via the conference website: https://events.tuni.fi/irspm2020/


The panel is organized in the context of our EU-funded Interreg BSR project: “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci) 

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CIGAR Workshop 2020 and Phd Seminar

Dear PSAAR friends,

We would like to draw your attention to the CIGAR Workshop 2020 that will take place on June 16-17 2020 in the Campus Drammen of the University of South-Eastern Norway, in Norway. The theme of the CIGAR workshop is ‘The Quality of Public Sector Audit: Profession, Institutions and Standards’. A PhD Workshop will be held on June 15, 2020.

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