"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, forums and Journal.

23rd Annual Conference

Country Perspectives on Public Financial Management during Global Economic Uncertainty

May 19- 23, 2009
Marriott Biscayne Bay
Miami, FL
Notes, pictures, presentations and surveys from the conference are available on the ICGFM blog.

Monday, May 18  
David M. Walker
Factors that Led to the Global Financial Crisis
President & Chief Executive Officer, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Blog Entry
Robert Vos
Overview of the Economic Outlook

Director Development Policy and Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

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Blog Entry

Paul Leonovich
Financial Sector Strategies for Public Financial Managers: Banking Sector
Associate Director for Banking & Financial Services, Office of Technical
Assistance, United States Department of the Treasury
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Blog Entry
Debra C. von Koch,
Tactics for Emerging Countries - Debt Management
Associate Director for Government Debt Issuance and Management, Office of Technical Assistance, United States Department of the Treasury
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Blog Entry
Government of Iraq
Managing the Drain on the Budget
Case Study: Iraq

Arabic

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Tuesday, May 19  
Rolf Rosenkranz
The Financial Crisis, Networks and Future of News
Editor, The Development Executive Group
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Country Responses to the Financial Crisis

Behxhet Brajshori

Good Government Financial Managment Helps Countries During Times of Crisis
Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Republic of Kosovo

Naomi Ngwira

Malawi Using Aid Management System to Optimize Developing during Financial Crisis

Director, Department of Debt and Aid, Ministry of Finance, Malawi

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Government for Informed Citizens

Ernesto Saboia

Informing Citizens to Make Government Accountable
President, State of Accounts, Northern Brazil

Tindamanyire Kabondo Gaudioso

Participatory Budgeting in Uganda

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Uganda

Nandala Mafabi Nathan

Helping Citizens Understand how Public Money is Spent
Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Parliament of Uganda

Vivek Ramkumar
Open Budget Index

Manager, International Budget Partnesrhip, Open Budget Initiative

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How the Financial Crisis has Changed the Market for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Filip Drapak

The Financial Crisis has Changed the PPP Market
Senior Specialist, World Bank Institute

Andy Wynne

Private Sector Financing should not be an option for Public Infrrastructure
Public Sector Financial Management Specialist

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Wednesday, May 20  
Kevin Page
Budgeting in Times of Crisis: A Canadian Perspective on Stimulus Packages
Parliamentary Budget Officer, Parliament of Canada
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Thursday, May 21  
Christine Walker
Finance and Technology for More Effective Systems - A CFO’s Perspective
Chief Financial Officer, Canadian International Development Agency
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Wayne Job

Good Practices in Implementing Government Financial Management Systems

Senior Director, Office of the Comptroller General of Canada

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Ricardo Velloso,
Fiscal Risks: Sources, Disclosure and Management
Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
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Frans Ronsholt
Public Expenditure Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment

Workshop Session I

Workshop Session II

Head, PEFA Secretariat and Franck Bessette, PFM Expert PEFA Secretariat

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Friday, May 22  
Pamela Bigart
Public Procurement Reform and Importance in the Current Economic Climate
Lead Procurement Specialist, World Bank
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Pamela Bigart
Overview of the application of the OECD/DAC Procurement Assessment Tool

Lead Procurement Specialist, World Bank

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Jorge Claro
Procurement Case Study - Chile
President and CEO, International Procurement Institute
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