"Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management, so governments may better serve their citizens, by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange." We do this principally through our biannual conferences, DC forums and Journal.

DC Forum Luncheons

October 1, 2014


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International Consortium On Governmental

Financial Management (ICGFM)

DC Forum Luncheon



Location:       Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

                       1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                       Washington, DC 20036

Time:              12:00-1:30pm


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November 5, 2014 January 7, 2015
February 4, 2015 March 4, 2015
April 1, 2015 September 9, 2015
October 7, 2015 November 4, 2015

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

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December 1-3, 2014

The International Monetary Fund
Washington, DC, USA


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Improving public governance is a goal of countries around the world.   Demand for more responsiveness, greater accountability, and increased transparency is coming from citizens and financial markets.   Sound PFM is a cornerstone of almost all aspects of governance and ICGFM will explore the role of PFM in meeting this demand and present specific examples of Governments meeting this challenge.


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Current News

September 15, 2014


Many countries around the world indicate that they have adopted or are in the process of adopting either the Cash Basis IPSAS or the accrual IPSASs.  To the best of our knowledge, the most complete, current listing is available at the following website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Public_Sector_Accounting_Standards

The ICGFM has developed an IPSAS Compilation Program (including a self-assessment guide and a Certificate of Compliance) to assist developing countries or countries in transition in their efforts to implement IPSAS. Many countries have used the self-assessment guide to evaluate their level of implementation.  Some of the countries that have used the self-assessment guide are as follows:

Egypt, Gambia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Vietnam.

-Jesse Hughes, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on International Accounting Standards

August 27, 2014

ICGFM Board Member Highlight

Paul Mugoya Waiswa, Individual Member, Uganda

Paul Mugoya Waiswa – FCCA, CPA, MBA, B’COM is the Finance Manager of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics.  He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

Mr. Waiswa has served as the Finance Manager and the Audit Manager of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the Director of Internal Audit of the Uganda Investment Authority, the Manager of Finance & Administration of the Uganda Corporative Savings & Credit Union Project – Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development/World Bank funded, the Principal Internal Auditor and Senior Internal Auditor – Uganda National Water & Sewerage Corporation and Internal Auditor - Kamuli District Local Authority.


He also has served as a Member of the Education Committee – Institute of certified Public Accountants of Uganda, Chairman Board of Directors; Mulokoni Wild Safaris, CEO; Saramugo Investments Limited, Member of the Performance Review Committee (Change Management) – National Water & Sewerage Corporation Uganda and Member of the Function Review Committee – Uganda Bureau of Statistics.

August 7, 2014

Consultation Draft for Updating the PEFA Indicators, August 7, 2014

The PEFA Partners are pleased to present the draft updated PEFA indicator set for public consultation, along with a note that uses a question-and-answer format to describe the background of and process for the update. To provide feedback—a crucial element in finalizing this important work—please complete the short questionnaire and/or provide more general comments and suggestions, by October 31, 2014. The Partners are grateful for your participation.

March 11, 2014


<-- The Latest Volume of The International Journal on Governmental Financial Management is now available!

In this issue of the Journal, we focus attention on issues related to the effectiveness of the individual organization, as well as the macrostructures - the States.

-Prof. PWSZ. Zbyslaw Dobrowolski, Editor

If you would like to participate in such discussions, please start thinking about contributions for the next issue of this Journal, participating in the ICGFM blog, and/or attending future ICGFM events.  (See submission details in the journal.)

All previous volumes of the Journal may be found here.







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  Please click here for the 2014 Membership Challenge!






IPSAS Compilation and Certification Program for Developing Countries


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Please click here for the Compilation Guide, Roadmap for Implementation and Self Assessment Field Test!


Click here to see the DC Forum Presentation by Dr. Jesse Hughes, "Status of International Public Sector Accounting Standards", regarding this Compilation and Certification Program.


International Journal On Governmental Financial Management (IJGFM)

Current and archived issues of the Journal are online here. Copies of the Digest are available here.

To further improve the quality of our Journal, we are requesting our readers to participate in a short survey available here in MSWord or PDF.


ICGFM Ad Hoc Accounting Standards Committee

IPSAS Compilation Program for Developing Countries

Read the responses prepared by this committee and submitted to the Board of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) here.