Dear Stakeholders,

As we start this new season, I am delighted to get in touch with you once again and share some highlights from the last month and let you know what to look forward to.

In this edition, I am glad to share our latest animated video announcing the name of the Guidance, take you on a tour of the website, and introduce a flurry of new Country Champions. There is some meaty technical content in two contrasting opinion blogs about when to recognise income from grants and donations that have restrictions or conditions. And we provide the usual updates on events and meetings of the Advisory Groups. The CIPFA team have been working hard to process all their comments and input as we approach the next milestone: the first Exposure Draft, due for release on 21 November 2022 at a session during the World Congress of Accountants in Mumbai.


We are really proud of our new video, revealing that the Guidance being developed by the IFR4NPO project has been given a name. In some cultures, it’s considered premature to give a baby a name before it is born, but we have gone ahead to call it International Non-Profit Accounting Guidance, and even agreed on some of its key features.

INPAG will be stand-alone Guidance so that preparers and auditors can find what they need in one place. Using the IFRS for SMEs Accounting Standard as a starting point, changes will be made to address the prioritized non-profit issues. The application of INPAG will be up to each jurisdiction, but the NPOs we have in mind during the development process need to track assets and liabilities and report on a range of transactions and activities to meet the needs of the users of their financial reports.

Two opinion blogs on approaches to revenue recognition

The way that non-profits account for grants and donations income is likely to be one of the hottest topics during the development of internationally applicable guidance! Countries with their own national standards have taken different approaches, and many preparers, auditors and users of financial statements also have strong views.

In this pair of blogs, we hear contrasting views from Pesh Framjee in UK and David Hardidge in Australia. There’s some great technical material for you to chew on as you consider your own thoughts about what would be best in a world where we have one harmonized approach.

Please note: we won’t be covering the subject of revenue recognition in the November 2022 Exposure Draft (INPAG ED1), but we do expect to do so in INPAG ED2 in 2023.

  • Blog 1 – David Hardidge, published in September 2021
  • Blog 2 – Pesh Framjee, published September 2022

You can share your thoughts in our LinkedIn conversation on this topic.


In partnership with our Country Champions around the world, we co-host online meetings to create awareness about different aspects of the IFR4NPO project. These meetings highlight the important role that our international stakeholders play in achieving consistent reporting in the sector. We also run a series of Focus Group Discussions aimed at getting feedback from invited experts on specific subjects.

Please register to attend the events or request an invitation to the Focus Group Discussions. You can also access the recordings and resources from past events by using the link below.

Past events

Here’s the feedback from one participant in Colombia:

‘Excellent project and the approach is really comprehensive and complete’.

Have you visited our website?

To spotlight key aspects of our project website, Humentum’s IFR4NPO Project Director, Samantha Musoke took us on a quick tour. She shared with us crucial aspects of the website including valuable resources, information and ways you can engage with the project.

Introducing new community members

One of the planned outcomes of this project is the creation of an international community of professionals with a stake and interest in non-profit financial reporting. It’s great to be able to welcome the following individuals who have volunteered as Country Champions (CCs) and Deputies (DCCs) to support engagement with stakeholders in their respective countries. The Country Champions are in the process of establishing multi-stakeholder national working groups. Do reach out to them directly if you are interested in being involved.

  • Abdi Mohamed Moge (CC Somalia)
  • Ndieme Paye Badiane (CC Senegal)
  • Owen Chitete (DCC Malawi)
  • Charles Lutimba (CC Uganda)
  • Akintoye Olufemi (DCC Nigeria)
  • Rohat Zadat (CC Iraq)
  • Yelena Rodriguez (CC Panama)

We also thank the outgoing Country Champions in Brazil, Senegal, Syria, Turkey and Uganda for their tremendous effort and support. Their commitment to the success of the project is greatly appreciated.

Guidance Development

If you are keen to follow the technical details, you can! The technical and practitioner advisory group (TAG and PAG) meetings are public. Agendas, meeting materials, discussion summaries, and a recording are all available.

  • The PAG meeting on 15 June 2022 discussed narrative reporting, financial statements and issues around consolidation. Since our last newsletter, the discussion summary has been approved and published.

  Link to PAG meeting for 15 June 2022.

  • The TAG meeting on 28 June 2022 discussed narrative reporting, financial statement presentation, pervasive principles and consolidation. Since our last newsletter, the ‘advice and requests’ has been approved and published.

 Link to TAG meeting for 28 June 2022

  • The PAG meeting on 12 September 2022 considers the Implementation Guidance and Illustrative Examples that will be issued along with the authoritative guidance in the Exposure Draft, as well as revenue recognition.

 Link to PAG meeting for 12 Sep 2022

In conclusion, thanks for taking the time to read our news – I’d love to hear your comments or reactions.

Please remember to mark 22 November in your diaries as the date we will be publishing the first Exposure Draft – ‘INPAG ED1’.

Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter platforms to stay connected.

I look forward to connecting with you next month!

Samantha Musoke,

Project Director IFR4NPO

For the Project Team