ACCA has been actively involved in research. ACCA's thriving; high-profile and influential research programme explores trends and examines issues relevant to the evolving, global finance function. ACCA's research is influential and well regarded by governments, standard setters and regulators at international and national levels. With emphasis on public policy recommendations and practical application, recently commissioned work is either exploring or has already reported on issues of central importance to the profession and beyond. ACCA has responded to many approaches from national governments and other organisations for assistance in developing and implementing systems of governance, regulation, legislation and policy.
ACCA Pakistan aims to become actively involved in accounting research in Pakistan . With demand for greater accountability in business, more than ever before there is a need for a strong evidence base to inform, drive and underpin progress in the accounting and finance function in Pakistan . ACCA Pakistan is uniquely placed to provide this. ACCA Pakistan enjoys the support of large research resources from ACCA's global infrastructure as well as intellectual capital owned by ACCA. The substantial global presence of ACCA provides ACCA Pakistan the opportunity to explore issues current and emerging around the world, such as the convergence of reporting and governance standards, developments in government accounting systems, corporate governance, small to medium sized enterprise development, moves towards outsourcing and shared service centres.
Policy Development projects
Sustainability: A Modern Myth or a Genuine Business Case
One of the main research projects undertaken by the policy development wing of ACCA Pakistan has been a research project titled “Sustainability: A Modern Myth or a Genuine Business Case”. The background to the project is that ACCA Pakistan obtained funding from the European Union (EU) in July 2005 to work on a project on sustainability, a contemporary paradigm vital for economic growth and development. The initiative forms part of the EU's aim to enhance economic cooperation with Pakistan, via a Small Projects Facility (SPF), which is designed to improve relationships between EU and Pakistani markets by promoting dialogue and supporting innovative projects in governance and administrative reforms. The one year project e ntitled “ Sustainability: a modern myth or genuine business case?” comprises a number of activities including a research investigation into the level and extent of sustainable business practices and reporting deployed in Pakistan.
Federal Budget 2006/2007
ACCA Pakistan aims to send budget proposals to CBR and for that purpose invites ACCA member and affiliates to send their proposals by 20 March 2006 by completing the budget proposals questionnaire and sending it at the following address:
Head of Policy Development
61-C Main Gulberg Lahore
tel: +92 (0)42 111 222 275
fax: +92 (0)42 575 9346