2017 ICGFM Winter Training Conference

Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, December 04, 2017

ICGFM 2017 Winter Training Conference

Creating a Citizen and Business Enabling Environment

December 4-6, 2017, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. – USA

  • ICGFM BOD & Membership Meeting - Dec. 4th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Winter Training Conference - Dec. 4th, 1:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Welcome Reception - Dec. 4th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Winter Training Conference - Dec. 5th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Winter Training Conference - Dec. 6th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
ICGFM Announces Details of the ICGFM Winter Training Conference Program

Over the years there has been a growing consensus about the importance of public financial management (PFM) for both developed and developing economies for enabling business and encouraging citizen engagement.  Whatever the level of PFM maturity in a country, governments, businesses and citizens will rightly continue to raise the bar, expecting increasingly outstanding services often while budgets decline. By taking a holistic view, governments will we be able focus resources to better leverage improved service delivery, transparency and accountability, and prioritize efforts to create an enabling environment for citizens and businesses.

Conference highlights 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

  1. 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

Working globally with governments, organizations and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management so that governments may better serve their citizens.

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