"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.



2014 Winter Training Conference
December 1-3, 2014

The International Monetary Fund
Washington, DC, USA






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February 4, 2015

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February 4, 2015
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September 9, 2015
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Previous DC Forums


The 2014 Inaugural VIP Membership Reception

was a success!


Thank you to all who could attend and

we look forward to our next event in 2015!


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Current News

October 27, 2014
ICGFM Board Member Highlight

Temistocles Rosas, Individual Member, Panama

Temistocles RosasFormer Director of Auditing Policies in the Office of the Comptroller General of Panama. Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry and former Dean in the Vocational Training Institute of Panama. Currently, CEO at Consulting Plus and Partner Director of Banco Panameño de la Vivienda and Panamanian Credit Bureau. Member of the Board in several organizations related with Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance. Member of ICGFM since 1995.

September 29, 2014

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

Access to reliable information and inter-organizational cooperation are two important factors that contribute to organizational effectiveness. All of the articles in this issue offer approaches for consideration that might improve accountability with the goals of providing better information about public assets and improving the lives of ordinary citizens.

-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.

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






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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.