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September 14, 2017


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July 11, 2017

Lewis Hawke, Head of PEFA Secretariat, to be Keynote Speaker at Upcoming ICGFM Winter Training Conference

Lewis Hawke

Lewis Hawke has headed the PEFA Secretariat since November 2014. Prior to his current position he worked in the public sector and international development for more than 30 years and in more than 30 countries. 

He was a senior executive in the Australian Government Department of Finance and a senior official in the UK HM Treasury with responsibility for development and implementation of leading edge public administration reforms.

He worked as an independent consultant on PFM in South East Asia and Eastern Europe.  He was a World Bank lead public sector specialist for the Europe and Central Asia region until December 2014 when he was appointed as the Head of the PEFA Secretariat. PEFA is a global, multi-donor initiative for assessing PFM performance and national and sub-national levels which has been used in more than 140 countries.

Lewis has contributed to books and published journal articles on various public sector management issues. He has academic qualification in economics, accounting and business management. He is a member of CPA Australia and a Lifetime Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia.

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May 1, 2017


Public sector reform is no longer confined to the developed countries. It will be unfair, even for the sake of academic argument, to claim that there have been no reforms with regard to improving the quality of public services in developing countries. The developing countries are increasingly reforming their public sectors to make them less greedy of scarce public resources, more efficient, more competitive and more customer-focused. One of the most important reforms is the public sector accounting reform. Accounting and reporting in the public sector are the sole sources of information for monitoring and making effective management decisions and achieving the accountability and transparency in the public sector. Therefore, this current issue focuses mainly on the accounting reform in the public sector of developing countries.

-Hassan Ouda, Editor, IJGFM

February 24, 2017

ICGFM Meets with Chinese Finance Delegation


ICGFM met with a delegation of 17 Chinese government finance professionals on Friday, February 24, 2017 during their visit to the United States.  The Chinese finance delegation consisting of Wang Jianxum, Chief Accountant, Treasury Department Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China, accountants and financial professionals for treasury operations and cash management at both central and provincial government levels, met with ICGFM to exchange best practices in government financial management and government cash management, cash flow analysis and investment.

(Jesse Hughes and Pat Cornish of ICGFM with the Chinese Finance Delegation. Not in photo - Karina Temirbulatova and Jason Wynnycky of ICGFM.)

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