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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Call for Speakers/Panels/Papers

Call for Speakers/Panels/Papers

ICGFM Winter Training Conference

December 5 - 7, 2016

Washington, DC USA

Looking forward to a renewed role for public financial management (PFM), it is necessary to build strong PFM practices to address macroeconomic environment, to maximize PFM investment and investor’s confidence.  The options available to finance growth are positively correlated to the strength of a country’s PFM policies, supporting framework and processes, and underlying capacity.

ICGFM solicits proposals for speakers/panels/papers that address the relationship between PFM and its role in building the foundation for success to meet the sustainable development goals for its upcoming Winter Training Conference to be held at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, USA. 

Deadline for submitting proposals for the Washington, DC conference:  September 1, 2016

Presenters from the public and non-profit sector will be awarded a stipend that can be used toward the cost of travel and hotel expenses and given an opportunity to publish their case studies in the ICGFM Journal. 

Key subjects of the conference theme include:

Institutional Reforms and Measurement:
·         Selecting PFM investments which align with strategic vision
·         Developing PFM mechanism geared toward service delivery
·         Demonstrating sectorial returns of PFM investment
·         Realizing benefits of Supreme Audit Institution
·         Enhancing judicious and equitable revenue collection
·         Demonstrating importance of whole of government approach
Policy Reforms:
·     Addressing macroeconomic policies and practices to maximize return in government PFM investments
·       Establishing Government Accounting Standards Board
·   Shifting all public sector enterprises, ministries, departments and authorities to accrual accounting to bring transparency and efficiency
Operational Reforms and Processes:
·         Increasing investors’ confidence through strong PFM practices
·         Enhancing transparency through open government/open data initiatives
·         Preventing fraud, waste, and abuse
·         Investing in people to meet governmental strategies
·      Using financial management information system and analytical tools for decision making to establish strong cash flow and budget management mechanisms
·      Developing budgets driven by long term development policies; equal importance for recurrent budget expenditures

Please follow these instructions to ensure your proposal is expeditiously reviewed. Submissions that do not conform to these instructions will not be reviewed.  Proposals may be presented using the format at the end of this announcement and must be translated into English.
If the attached format is not used, proposals should be no more than 1-3 pages in English.  The submission should include the following information:  
  • Title of session
  • Name, Title, Affiliation, languages spoken, address, email, and phone number of the Session Organizer
  • Name, Title, Affiliation, languages spoken and contact information of up to four (4) potential panelists, if applicable
  • Overview that includes: Objectives of the session; background of the topic; significance to scholarship in or practice of PFM. 
How to submit: icgfm.programs@icgfm.org  

Method of selection: All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Steering Committee. 

Criteria on which proposals are evaluated include: Overall quality; interest to the financial management community of scholars; relevance to practice, and the potential to advance knowledge and dialogue in the field.

Selection notifications for the Washington, DC conference will be made by September 30, 2016.  

Final conference presentations from selected presenters are due on October 21, 2016

Conference description:  ICGFM Conferences are a gathering of financial management practitioners to discuss the financial reforms and methods available to better serve their citizens.  Representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America share their practical experiences in meeting common challenges and employing innovative approaches to all aspects of the PFM cycle.  



Working globally with governments, organizations and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management so that governments may better serve their citizens.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ICGFM DC Forum Luncheon, September 7, 2016 - Liberia Concession Information Management System

Managing Agricultural, Mining and Forestry Concession to Improve Revenues and Minimize Conflicts:  the Liberia System

DC Forum Luncheon
September 7, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Our Speaker: 

Bob Reschke
Vice President for Programs, IBI

  • Hear about the Liberia Concession Information Management System.
  • Learn how opening up a struggling concessions sector for more efficient and transparent natural resource management improves revenues and minimizes conflicts.
  • Discover how the portal has the potential to rebuild trust between public servants and the population.

Our Speaker:  With over 20 years of professional and executive-level experience, Bob Reschke is an accomplished educator, program manager and growth leader.  As Vice President for Programs, he develops and implements strategies to build upon IBI’s previous successes to expand offerings to new clients, additional countries and adjacent technical areas, along with providing executive oversight of IBI project implementation.  Prior to joining IBI, as Vice President at PAE Government Services (PAE) he was instrumental in establishing, building and managing the global operational unit charged with implementing USG-funded governance and institutional development contracts. As a Project Manager at ARD Incorporated, he managed long-term USAID fiscal decentralization task orders in Bangladesh and Rwanda.  Mr. Reschke holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and completed his studies for the Doctoral Program in International and Comparative Politics at the University at Buffalo.

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

Time:  12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored By:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ICGFM 30th Annual International Training Conference

icgfm 30TH Annual International 
Training Conference

Sunday, May 15 – Registration: 1 - 4 PM, 
Board of Directors Meeting: 2:30 PM
Monday, May 16 to Friday May 20, 2016

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay , 1633 North Bayshore Drive,
, FL 33123 USA, Room Rate 160 USD per night

Visit www.icgfm.org for more info & registration!!


Early Rate Must be paid in full by April 15, 2016: $1,360
Late Rate/Cash Payments April 15, 2016 and later:  $1,590

Registration Includes:
5-Day Training Conference & Workshops
2016 Individual ICGFM Membership
Welcome Dinner Cruise on Biscayne Bay
30th Anniversary Reception with Live Band
Meals during Conference Hours

The international community is in the midst of elaborating on a new framework to promote sustainable development, the success of which will at least partly depend on good policies, credible institutions, and the better and more effective use of available resources to catalyze and finance growth.  The options available to finance growth are positively correlated to the strength of a country’s public financial management (PFM) policies, supporting framework and processes, and underlying capacity.

Key themes of this conference include:

Developing policy framework to support resource mobilization and expenditure
Financing a transformative development agenda (domestic, public, or private funds)
Strengthening domestic resource mobilization/tax administration
Curbing Illicit behaviors and financial flows
Promoting high standards in procurement
Making efficient and effective use of government spending
Delivering accountable programs at the subnational level
Strengthening public sector pay, performance and ethics
Developing and monitoring evidenced based programs
Strengthening independent oversight organizations, including supreme audit institutions
Deploying enabling and diagnostic technologies
Country case studies