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, October 8, 2009

The Challenges of Realigning US Foreign Assistance with US Foreign Policy Goals

Denise Fantone from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided a perspective on the American government plan for transitional diplomacy. The F Bureau was created to reform and consolidate State Department and USAID activities and enable performance management.

ICGFM Presentation on State-F Process

Ms. Fantone described lessons learned in culture change in government including the need for workforce management and two-way communications. Documents referenced during the presentation included:

  • Foreign Aid Reform: Comprehensive Strategy, Interagency Coordination & Operational Improvements Would Bolster Current Efforts
    GAO-09-192 (April 17, 2009)
  • Foreign Assistance: State Department Foreign Aid Information Systems Have Improved Change Management Practices but Do Not Follow Risk Management Best Practices
    GAO-09-52R (November 21, 2008)
  • Delegation of Authorities to the Director of Foreign Assistance
    GAO B-316655 (October 29, 2008)

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