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, 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 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

ICGFM April 6, 2016 DC Forum Lucheon - Strengthening Public Financial Management Capacity - A Somalia Case Study

Strengthening Public Financial Management Capacity -
A Somalia Case Study 

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)

DC Forum Luncheon - An Interactive Program Streaming with the UK
April 6, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Our Speakers:

Alan Edwards
CIPFA Development

Michael Parry
Programme Director,
Somalia PFM Education and Training Programme

  • Learn how a consortium made up of WYG, CIPFA and Michael Parry Consulting are leading a program in Somalia to support effective financial management through the development of competent PFM professionals.
  • Hear from experts on the approach and how this is achieved through building capacity and setting up processes that will benefit future generations in Somalia.
Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Public Financial Management (PFM) is pivotal in providing timely, transparent and accurate financial information across the public sector. Developing a strong PFM training program can help inform Government decision making in support of service delivery, and ultimately benefit the citizens of the country. This demand is particularly acute in fragile and post conflict states like Somalia.

Our Speakers:
Alan Edwards
Chair, CIPFA Development
CIPFA – The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Alan Edwards joined CIPFA in 2010. He has spent most of his career as a management consultant supporting the public sector, having been a Partner at PwC, KPMG and IBM. He trained as an accountant and is an experienced public sector board member being formerly Chair of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and an Independent Member of the Board of the UK National Policing Improvement Agency.

Michael Parry
Programme Director - Somalia PFM Education and Training Programme , WYG
Dr. Parry is principal of Michael Parry Consulting LLP, providing PFM consulting services to countries across the world.  Formerly chairman of a major international consulting firm, he has provided advice to governments in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean.  Extensive international finance and management experience in the public and private sectors, including Chief Executive of an international accounting and law training company. Currently Director of the Somalia PFM Education and Training Programme and Chair of the ICGFM Ad Hoc Committee on Accounting Standards, Michael is a Chartered and Management Accountant with a first degree in economics, and a doctorate in developmental accounting.


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20036


Time:  12:00 - 1:30 pm


Sponsored By:



Monday, February 15, 2016

ICGFM March 2, 2016 DC Forum Lucheon - Engaging the Private Sector in Development

Engaging the Private Sector in Development

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)

DC Forum Luncheon
March 2, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Our Speaker:
Jason Bauer
Director, Finance, Investment & Trade
Millennium Challenge Corporation

  • Hear about the role of the private sector in contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction in emerging markets.
  • Learn how processes are created to identify and engage businesses in programs, develop and implement frameworks to analyze economic sectors.
  • Discover how projects are designed that effectively incorporate private sector led solutions to development challenges.

Our Speaker:  Mr. Jason Bauer is a Director in the Finance, Investment and Trade team which seeks to catalyze private investment through strengthening the environment for private enterprise.  Prior to this role, Mr. Bauer established the Private Sector Initiatives team which was charged with creating innovative mechanisms to leverage MCC investments.  Mr. Bauer was an associate with OTF Group, where he worked with private and public sector leaders on a range of strategy issues.  Mr. Bauer worked at a financial institution performing financial and strategic analysis in the energy, telecommunications and agribusiness sectors.  At the World Bank, Mr. Bauer worked on a micro-credit and SME project.  He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin.  Jason holds a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge University; an MBA from Cornell University and; a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina.

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

Time:  12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored By: