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Call for Speakers/Panels/Papers: ICGFM Winter Training Conference

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International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management; PFM, Foundation for Public Governance

ICGFM Winter Training Conference, December 1-3, 2014

In Partnership with the IMF Fiscal Affairs Division

Washington, D.C., USA

Improving public governance is a goal of countries around the world. Demand for more responsiveness, greater accountability, and increased transparency is coming from citizens and financial markets. Sound PFM is a cornerstone of almost all aspects of governance and ICGFM will explore the role of PFM in meeting this demand and present specific examples of Governments meeting this challenge.

ICGFM solicits proposals for speakers/panels/papers that address the relationship between PFM and public governance for its upcoming Winter Training Conference to be held at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Deadline for submitting proposals for the Winter conference:  September 14, 2014.

Presenters from the public and non-profit sector will be awarded a stipend that can be used toward the cost of travel and hotel expenses and given an opportunity to publish their case studies in the ICGFM Journal. 

Key subjects of the conference theme include:

    The relationship between PFM and improved public governance.

    PFM practices that result in greater responsiveness to the needs of citizens.

    The role of technology in improving the elements of good governance.

    Methods of accountability utilizing sound PFM.

    Addressing the human resources aspect of improving governance.

    Country case studies.


Please follow these instructions to ensure your proposal is expeditiously reviewed. Submissions that do not conform to these instructions will not be reviewed. Proposals may be presented using the format at the end of this announcement and must be translated into English.

If the attached format is not used, proposals should be no more than 1-3 pages in English. The submission should include the following information: Title of session Name, Title, Affiliation, languages spoken, address, email, and phone number of the Session Organizer Name, Title, Affiliation, languages spoken and contact information of up to four (4) potential panelists, if applicable.

Overview that includes: Objectives of the session; background of the topic; significance to scholarship in or practice of PFM.

How to submit: icgfm.programs@icgfm.org  

Method of selection: All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Steering Committee. 

Criteria on which proposals are evaluated include: Overall quality; interest to the financial management community of scholars; relevance to practice, and the potential to advance knowledge and dialogue in the field.

Selection notifications for the Winter conference will be made by September 30, 2014.   

Final conference presentations from selected presenters are due on November 15, 2014. 

Conference description: ICGFM Conferences are a gathering of financial management practitioners to discuss the financial reforms and methods available to better serve their citizens. Representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America share their practical experiences in meeting common challenges and employing innovative approaches to all aspects of the PFM cycle.  

ICGFM Mission:

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.


-Contacto: International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management


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