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, February 26, 2009

February Aid Effectiveness Newsletter On-line

The February Aid Effectiveness Newsletter published by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) is now available. Highlights include:
  • Working Party on Aid Effectiveness develops new mandate and workplan
  • UK to Host UNCAC Review Team
  • DFID’s new policy on evaluation - One month to go and counting
  • Public Financial Management Reform - A Literature Review

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ICGFM is seeking a Managing Director

ICGFM is looking for a highly qualified Managing Director to build on the progress to date and to facilitate the ongoing successful execution of the mission through ICGFM’s network of volunteer officers and board members.

The Managing Director is the leading professional staff position at the ICGFM. The Managing Director plays a key role in orchestrating the Consortium’s efforts to promote professional development and the vibrant, global exchange of practical information. The Managing Director serves as the central coordinating officer to ensure the effective functioning of the ICGFM Executive Committee, comprised of elected officers who serve on a voluntary basis, and the ICGFM Board of Directors, who also serve on a volunteer basis to support the ICGFM’s mission. The Managing Director is responsible for managing the operations of the organization, and supervising paid staff and support contracts.

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ICGFM Social Network on LinkedIn

ICGFM has created a social network group on LinkedIn. The social network can be used for collaboration among ICGFM members around the world. LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. LinkedIn can be used to manage your professional profile, seek out and provide professional advice.

DC Forum, March 4: International Experience in Managing Banking Crises

The March 4 DC Forum to be held at the Carnegie Endowment focuses on the implications of the banking crisis on financial managers. A panel of experts with discuss how the banking crisis has the potential to impact every aspect of government finance.

The panel will include Leonard Lapidus, a banking expert with a long and diverse career of advising governments on bank reform and restructuring in places as diverse as Romania and Senegal. His international work followed a career in the US with positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and serving as the Acting Superintendant of Banks for the State of New York.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Trends in Accountability from an Auditor's Perspective

On February 4, 2009 the ICGFM had its second meeting this year. A wonderful luncheon, with four honorary speakers, which presented to a diverse audience of 70 guests. Exceptionally interesting and insightful information regarding our current economy, its near future drive, and the modification that we are incurring, all this through the professional auditors point of view.

The guest speakers were Mrs. Linda Fealing – from the Organization of American States; Mr. David Kanja – from The World Bank; Mr. Barry Potter – from the IMF; and Mr. Alan Siegfried – from the Inter-American Development Bank. All four speakers were able to comment on questions on new corruption reforms, new and more rigorous regulations that will increase transparency and, the various reasons why this current economic turmoil came about.

The Luncheon was an overall success, it created a great deal of conversations amongst the audience, and a good networking atmosphere was established between the different participating entities. This successful gathering can be attributed to a hard working ICGFM staff and their arduous efforts to make events of this sort possible.