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Thursday, March 2, 2017

ICGFM DC Forum, April 5, 2017 - US GAO Foreign Assistance Evaluation Report

April 5, 2017

US GAO Foreign Assistance Evaluation Report


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


Our Speaker:
Gergana Danailova-Trainor
Senior Economist
Government Accountability Office

In 2016, the GAO released its latest in a series of reports on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of foreign assistance programs.  The report a meta evaluation conducted by the GAO of completed evaluations in fiscal year 2015 by the leading foreign assistance agencies.  The GAO’s report examines:  (1) the extent to which foreign assistance program evaluations met key evaluation quality criteria; (2) the costs of the agencies’ evaluations and factors that affect these costs; and (3) the extent to which the agencies ensure the dissemination of evaluation reports within the agency and to the public.

Our Speaker:
Gergana Danailova-Trainor has been a Senior Economist with the US Government Accountability Office since September 2005.  Ms. Danailova-Trainor has provided technical expertise and has led teams in International Affairs and Trade (IAT) in assessing the performance of programs and the effects of policies implemented by U.S. government agencies. She has developed proposals, contributed her analytical expertise to the design and implementation of GAO audits, and has worked on multiple engagements in most major IAT portfolio areas including:  international security; foreign assistance; international trade; human rights; international sanctions; and foreign affairs management.


Prior to joining GAO, Ms. Danailova-Trainor was an Assistant Professor at the City College of New York and conducted research as a principal investigator researching Bulgarian women in transition to market economy and EU enlargement, and women entrepreneurs and workers in the apparel industry in Bulgaria.  Ms. Danailova-Trainor was also a researcher, teaching assistant and instructor at Johns Hopkins University, Wayne State University and the College of Notre Dame.

A Three Course, Served Luncheon is included
Price:               Member - $35,  Non-Member - $37.50

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

Time:               12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored by:  

 KPMG

Thursday, October 20, 2016

ICGFM DC Forum Luncheon, March 1, 2017 - The Fiscal Transparency & Innovation Fund

The Fiscal Transparency & Innovation Fund
DC Forum Luncheon
March 1, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


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Our Speaker: 


Lisa J. Kubiske
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance & Development 
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs


The Department and USAID created the Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund (FTIF) in FY 2012. FTIF supports programs and activities that assist governments to improve their public financial management and fiscal transparency standards, and civil society organizations that promote budget transparency. The Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment solicit proposals and award funds in accordance with established guidelines.

Our Speaker:
A United States diplomat with experience in Latin America, China/Hong Kong, and Washington D.C., Kubiske served as the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras (2011-2014), Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazil (2008-2011) and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Dominican Republic (2003-2006).

Earlier assignments include service as the Western Hemisphere Economics Director at the State Department; Officer in the State Department's Operations Center and Secretariat Staff; Investment Director and Negotiator at the United States Trade Representative's Office (USTR); chief of the Economic-Political Section at the United States Consulate General in Hong Kong; and additional work in Shanghai, China and in Mexico, DF, Mexico.

She was awarded the State Department's highest honor, a Valor Award, for her coordination of U.S. search teams following the major Mexican earthquakes of September 1985. She has earned other awards as well, including a Superior Honor Award for her work as DCM in Santo Domingo and, most recently, Superior Honor awards for her participation in the public outreach campaign on behalf of the United States-Peru Free Trade Agreement and her efforts on behalf of the United States-Brazil biofuels cooperation.  Ms. Kubiske holds a Bachelor's Degree from Brandeis University and a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree from Georgetown University.


A Three Course, Served Luncheon is included

Price:               Member - $35,  Non-Member - $37.50

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

Time:  12:00-1:30pm


Sponsored By:
 Graduate School USA


ICGFM DC Forum Luncheon, November 2, 2016 - Public Financial Management in the Fight Against Corruption

Public Financial Management in the Fight Against Corruption
DC Forum Luncheon
November 2, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


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Our Speaker: 


Reggie Mitchell
Chief Financial Officer, USAID


During this session, Reginald W. Mitchell, Chief Financial Officer for the US Agency for International Development, will present a high-level overview of the development challenge surrounding corruption and provide his perspective on public financial management's role in building effective institutions and fighting corruption. 

Our Speaker:  Reginald W. Mitchell has served as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Financial Officer since March 2014.  He is responsible for the worldwide oversight and development of USAID’s financial management policies, programs, and systems.  Mr. Mitchell provides executive leadership to Agency senior management and staff in ensuring the financial integrity of the Agency’s business operations.  Mr. Mitchell also served at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for 26 years, where he gained considerable executive experience.  Mr. Mitchell also served as the Agency’s Controller from 2011 to 2013, and as Budget Director from 2008 to 2011.  Prior to these assignments, he served in a number of senior executive and management positions at the headquarters and regional levels leading administrative operations, including financial management, information technology, human resources, budget formulation and execution, performance management, strategic planning, and space management.  Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Mitchell served in the United States Navy on nuclear submarines.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from National-Louis University and a Master of Public Administration from American University.

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

Time:  12:00-1:30pm


Sponsored By:
 Grant Thornton