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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

ICGFM September 9, 2015 DC Forum Luncheon - Data Act Implementation

September 9, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Data Act Implementation

Our Speaker:
Karen F. Lee
Chief, Federal Financial Systems Branch
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The Data Act passed Congress on April 28, 2014 and was signed into law on May 9, 2014 (P.L. 113- 101). The Act amends the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) to require full disclosure of Federal agency expenditures.

Ms. Lee will discuss the goals of the Data Act and the steps that OMB is taking to meet those goals:
  • Standardize data definitions – collaborate with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders to define common data elements across communities
  • Look at industry standards – during implementation, carefully examine common practices and uses to maximize positive impact
  • Consider implications – use collaboration tools and outreach processes to understand and consider potential implications for stakeholders in their future reporting and compliance based on standards
Our Speaker:
Ms. Karen F. Lee is currently the Chief of the Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management & Budget, Executive Office of the President and joined OMB in 2010.  Ms. Lee was previously an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and served for four years as a Policy Analyst, Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management & Budget.

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

Time:                    12:00-1:30pm

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 ICGFM Winter Training Conference CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Call for Speakers/Panels/Papers


ICGFM Winter Training Conference, December 7 - 9, 2015

Washington, DC USA

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.

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.  Please visit our website for more information:  www.icgfm.org.

Llamado a oradores/ paneles/artículos


Conferencia de capacitación de invierno de ICGFM, del 7 al 9 de diciembre de 2015

Washington, DC, EE. UU.

La comunidad internacional se encuentra en medio de la elaboración de un nuevo marco para promover el desarrollo sostenible, cuyo éxito dependerá al menos en parte de las buenas políticas, instituciones creíbles y el uso mejor y más efectivo de los recursos disponibles para catalizar el crecimiento financiero.  Las opciones disponibles para financiar el crecimiento se correlacionan positivamente con la fortaleza de las políticas de gestión financiera pública (PFM) de un país, el marco y sus procesos de respaldo y su capacidad subyacente.

ICGFM solicita propuestas de oradores/paneles/artículos que cubran la relación entre la PFM y su función en la construcción de las bases para el éxito para cumplir las metas de desarrollo sostenible para su próxima Conferencia de Capacitación de Invierno que se realizará en la sede central del Fondo Monetario Internacional en Washington, DC, EE. UU.  Por favor visite nuestro sitio web para más información: www.icgfm.org.

Appel à conférenciers/panels/documents


Conférence de formation d'hiver d'ICGFM, du 7 au 9 décembre 2015

Washington DC, États-Unis

La communauté internationale élabore actuellement un nouveau cadre pour promouvoir le développement durable, dont la réussite dépendra au moins en partie de bonnes politiques, d'institutions crédibles, et de l'utilisation plus efficace des ressources disponibles afin de catalyser et de financer la croissance. Les options disponibles pour financer la croissance sont positivement corrélées à la force des politiques de gestion des finances publiques (GFP), au cadre et aux processus d'appui, et aux capacités sous-jacentes d'un pays.

ICGFM sollicite des propositions de conférenciers/panels/documents qui traitent de la relation entre la GFP et son rôle dans l'établissement de la base permettant d'atteindre les objectifs de développement durable pour sa prochaine Conférence de formation d'hiver qui se tiendra au Fonds monétaire international à Washington DC aux États-Unis.  S'il vous plaît visitez notre site Web pour plus d'informations: www.icgfm.org.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The International Journal on Governmental Financial Management

Public financial reform appears to be entering a new practical-oriented phase especially in the public sector accounting and budgeting field. While accounting and budgeting scholars have exerted great efforts in the last three decades aiming at reforming and developing public sector accounting and budgeting, these efforts are still of little value to the public sector accounting and budgeting practice. Therefore, the aim of the new phase is to foster communication between the accounting researchers and practitioners, which in turn leads to improving the accounting and budgeting practices and facilitates the work of practitioners. This issue of the Journal takes the initiative of dealing with articles that enhance and improve the accounting and budgeting practice.
-Prof. Dr. Hassan Ourda, Editor

If you would like to participate in such discussions, please start thinking about contributions for the next issue of this Journal, participating in the ICGFM blog, and/or attending future ICGFM events.  (See submission details in the journal.)

All previous volumes of the Journal may be found here.