"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.
May 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Miami, Florida, USA
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2015 Winter Training Conference
December 7-9, 2015
The International Monetary Fund
Washington, DC, USA
2014 Winter Training Conference
Thank you to all who made the 2014 Winter Training Conference a success!
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!
DC FORUM LUNCHEONS
Anticipating and Meeting Accountability Challenges
International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
January 27, 2015
Following the public consultation on the draft upgraded PEFA indicator set, the PEFA Partners are pleased to release a version of the entire upgraded PFM Performance Measurement Framework for use in testing at country level– the testing version – which incorporates guidance on the indicators and PFM performance report content, available here. A short explanation of changes from the consultation draft is available here.
Testing will be carried in the first half of 2015, then the final fine-tuning of the upgraded Framework will be decided, and all associated information, guidance and training materials, will be prepared for release by the end of 2015.
The PEFA Partners are seeking additional opportunities to test the upgraded Framework. If you would like to participate in testing the PEFA Framework, please contact the PEFA Secretariat.
The PEFA Secretariat is also publishing the report on the feedback received during the public consultation process which includes a discussion of the main findings and key issues and a summary of the major comments by indicator, available here.
Any enquiries or comments on the upgraded Framework can be directed to the PEFA Secretariat by telephone (+1-202-458-8545) or email (email@example.com). More information is available on the website www.pefa.org and you can also follow new developments on Twitter @PEFASecretariat.
January 6, 2015
ICGFM Board of Directors Highlight
Jack Maykoski, ICGFM President
Jack Maykoski serves as the Vice President for Training and Program Management at Graduate School USA. With over 25 years in professional development and international education (including 12 years working and living abroad in the development field), Mr. Maykoski has extensive experience leading results-oriented public administration capacity building programs and providing technical assistance in many regions of the world. At Graduate School USA, he is responsible for organizational leadership in the areas of public sector education and training, customized learning and human capital solutions, and institutional representation to clients.
Prior to his career with Graduate School USA, Mr. Maykoski worked for the Peace Corps in several capacities, including Country Director for three countries, Chief of Operations in Washington, DC, training consultant and volunteer in the area of youth development.
December 10, 2014
ICGFM Special Announcement
Professor Hassan Ouda
Prof. Ouda is an International Expert in public accounting and budgeting reform and has more than 17 years of experience in advising the governmental organizations through the managerial and technical changes required to achieve greater value, accountability, transparency and performance. Prof. Ouda is a full professor of accounting at German University in Cairo.
He has more than 45 publications: refereed articles in the international journals, book chapters in International books and papers in the proceedings of international conferences: which are related to Public Sector Accounting and Budgeting Reform (especially Implementation of Accrual Accounting and Performance based-Budgeting).
He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting (Government Accounting Reform) from Tilburg University, The Netherlands and M.Sc. in Accountancy and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In addition, he is originally Egyptian and Dutch Naturalized.
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, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Vietnam.
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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)
ICGFM Ad Hoc Accounting Standards Committee
Read the responses prepared by this committee and submitted to the Board of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) here.