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, June 18, 2008

Bill Dorotinsky on Public Financial Management Reform

Originally uploaded by ICGFM

Public financial management reform should be a holistic exercise according to Bill Dorotinsky of the IMF. Speaking at the June “DC Forum” of the International Consortium on Government Financial Management (ICGFM) in Washington DC, Mr. Dorotinsky discussed trends and fads in Public Financial Management (PFM).

The ICGFM focuses on knowledge transfer to government financial professionals in developing nations. Mr. Dorotinsky presented statistics about themes in donor advice and funding to developing nations, suggesting that “one size does not fit all”. In particular, the approach to decentralization, accrual accounting, budget management and financial management information systems need to be tailored to the country context. The “big bang” approach often does not work. Sequenced reform is often more effective. Mr. Dorotinsky pointed out that it is unrealistic to expect rapid modernization in developing nations. Many developed nations have not achieved effective government performance management or fiscal transparency.

Sharing good practices and facilitating dialog among practitioners of PFM enables all countries to benefit. Mr. Dorotinsky is a strong advocate of knowledge transfer through many forums and the IMF blog on Public Financial Management.

Most of the presentation was recorded for a wider audience and placed on YouTube:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bill Dorotinsky and Global Trends in Public Financial Management Reform on June 18 DC Forum:

Bill Dorotinsky, Deputy Division Chief in the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department, will speak on some of the global trends in public financial management reform at the June 18th DC Forum.

Details for joining the session are available on this blog.

Mr. Dorotinsky is well known for his analysis of public financial management implementations around the world and the use of diagnostic tools. Bill spearheads the IMF blog on Public Financial Management. Some recent works by Mr. Dorotinsky are available on the internet:

Board Meeting Presentation to Upgrade ICGFM Web Presence Available

The presentation made by FreeBalance in the annual board meeting is now available for viewing and downloading at http://www.slideshare.net/

This presentation proposes changes to the http://www.icgfm.org/web site and the use of social networking technology that is being piloted in this blog. Please add comments and ideas to this blog.

World Bank created "demand for good governance" (DFGG) social network

The World Bank has set up a social network to engage people on good governance.

"Worldwide there is increasing recognition that citizen involvement is critical for enhancing democratic governance, improving service delivery, and fostering empowerment. Practitioners from across development sectors and organizations have a wealth of experience supporting the "demand for good governance" (DFGG).

To harness this rich experience and increase opportunities for exchanging knowledge, innovations and good practices among the diverse actors engaged in this work, the Social Development Department of the World Bank has launched the DFGG Peer Learning Network."

2008 International Journal on Government Financial Management Published

Important articles from the 2008 International Journal on Government Financial Management have been placed on the Web 2.0 site, www.scribd.com. Scribd is a Web 2.0 site that enables publishing of documents to attract a wider audience. The eight articles from the journal have been published separately to be better found through Internet search engines.

Publishing on Scribd also enables embedding these articles on web sites and blogs as shown below.