2017 ICGFM Winter Training Conference

Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, December 04, 2017
2017 ICGFM Winter Training Conference
Monday, December 04, 2017 1:00 PM -
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:00 PM (ET)

International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, N.W.
Headquarters 1 (HQ1)
Washington, District of Columbia 20431
United States

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ICGFM 2017 Winter Training Conference

Creating a Citizen and Business Enabling Environment

WHEN: December 4-6, 2017
(See "Program Info" tab for specific event times)
WHERE: International Monetary Fund
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., HQ2
Washington, D.C. 20431 USA


Early Bird
   Paid in full before   
October 20

Regular Fee
   Paid in full before
November 17   




Conference topics and currently scheduled speakers are included in the "PROGRAM INFO" tab above.

Key themes of this conference include:

1.   Fiscal transparency and political, economic development
a.   Fiscal transparency and the business enabling environment
b.   Fiscal transparency and inclusive economic growth
c.    Fiscal transparency and engagement: if you put the numbers out, will anyone care?
d.   Fiscal transparency experiences among regime types
e.   Fiscal transparency around State Owned Enterprises

2.   Taxation as part of PFM
a.   Sessions on tax instruments, how they work, where they are used, trends, and lessons
b.   International trends in taxation: BEPS, AEOI, tax havens, illicit funds flows
c.    How modern tax administrations work, the ideas behind “voluntary compliance”
d.   Do Semi-Autonomous Revenue Authorities (SARAs) work better?
e.   Customs as a taxing organization

3.   Rules and fiscal management
a.   Fiscal responsibility laws, experiences and results
b.   Debt laws and debt limits, counting contingencies
c.    Identifying, quantifying, and properly accounting for fiscal risks

4.   Fiscal planning, budgeting, and programming
a.   What are the differences among Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework, MTFF, MTBF, and MTEF?
b.   Country experiences in implementing multiyear budget planning
c.    Should the multiyear budget have the same effect of law as annual budget?
d.   Does multiyear budgeting improve fiscal performance?
e.   Linking program budgets to national and sector strategies
f.    Linking national accounts with fiscal accounts
g.   Current policy forecasting and introducing productivity enhancements
h.   Revenue forecasting
i.     Performance/Results-based budgeting

5.   Public Private Partnerships
a.   Planning and implementing programs
b.   Approaches for risk allocation
c.    Competitive/transparent procurement process
d.   Developing governance and legal frameworks

6.   Non-technical aspects to fiscal modernization/reform
a.   Institutional inertia
b.   Bureaucratic obstruction
c.    Political Economy Analysis
d.   Leadership commitment
e.   Capacity building

7.  Use of Information Technology, going beyond compliance
a.   Case studies using IFMIS beyond compliance
b.   Getting to predictive analytics
c.    Transparency portals
d.   Analytics used for fraud prevention
e.   Cyber security and its benefits to the PFM agenda

Interested participants are encouraged to register soon to secure the discounted rates.

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