ICGFM Promotes Knowledge Transfer Among Public Financial Management Experts

Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ICGFM DC Forum - November 5, 2014

Successes and Challenges of USAID Payment Reform Implementation in Liberia‏ 

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon


Our Speaker:


David Colvin
President and CEO, IBI International

Hear about how a USAID-funded project is establishing a mobile money payment system for the Government of Liberia, creating five pilot projects in various Liberian Ministries that have the potential to save $6 million. David Colvin, CEO of USAID’s implementing partner IBI International, will talk about the successes and challenges of working with this West African government to introduce cost-saving payment reform. By maximizing the benefit of the extensive penetration of cell phones through rural and urban communities, mobile money has the potential to save time and money for governments, the private sector, and those receiving the payments.

Our Speaker:  David Colvin is a development practitioner with long experience in US development assistance policies and procedures.  As President and CEO of IBI, Mr. Colvin guides the firm’s partnering and new business initiatives, and provides strategic and operational leadership for a range of public financial management projects.

Prior to joining IBI in 2006, Mr. Colvin served for seven years in the U.S. Department of State as a public diplomacy officer.  He also worked for three years as Managing Editor of the Middle East Journal, published by the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.  Mr. Colvin earned his undergraduate degree in Middle East Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.  He speaks French, Arabic and Kiswahili.

Location:     Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                   1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                   Washington, DC 20036

Time:         12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored By:
 IBI International

Monday, September 29, 2014

The International Journal on Governmental Financial Management


Access to reliable information and inter-organizational cooperation are two important factors that contribute to organizational effectiveness. All of the articles in this issue offer approaches for consideration that might improve accountability with the goals of providing better information about public assets and improving the lives of ordinary citizens.
-Prof. PWSZ. Zbyslaw Dobrowolski, Editor

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