The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest. Its principal objectives are:
– to develop a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted international financial reporting standards (IFRSs) through its standard-setting body, the IASB;
– to promote the use and rigorous application of those standards;
– to take account of the financial reporting needs of emerging economies and small and medium-sized entities (SMEs); and
– to promote and facilitate adoption of IFRSs, being the standards and interpretations issued by the IASB, through the convergence of national accounting standards and IFRSs.