The International Federation of Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have developed a new International Framework for Good Governance in the Public Sector to encourage more effective public sector governance.

The two groups noted that in the past few years, effective governance of public entities has become an urgent issue that has been getting more exposure in the wake of the financial and sovereign debt crises and a constant stream of governance failures from factors such as nepotism, inefficiency, corruption and poor financial management.

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