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, May 20, 2009

Main Conference Ends Today - Workshops Begin Tomorrow

Participants to the 23rd Annual ICGFM Conference woke up with the sun this morning. The main headline in USA Today delivered to hotel rooms of the Marriott Biscayne bay,demonstrated the need for good goverance and knowledge sharing.

The press is often quick to point out allegations of corruption and mismanagement in emerging countries. The sensational headline "Corrupt Afghan officials hurt aid" implies that governance procedures such as parliamentary budget oversight is robust in developed countries. Yet, ICGFM members heard a different story from David M. Walker, the former Comptroller General of the United States on Monday. And, the openning keynote this morning by Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer of the Parliament of Canada promises to be as enlightening

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