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Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ICGFM October 7, 2015 DC Forum Luncheon - Financing For Development Conference: Highlights and Next Steps

October 7, 2015

Financing For Development Conference:
Highlights and Next Steps

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon

Robert E. Wuertz
Director, Office of Economic Policy, E3, USAID

The discussion will focus on the Third International Conference on Financing For Development that was recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Mr. Wuertz attended as the USAID Representative and will discuss the highlights and next steps with respect to development finance in the region.

The Conference gathered high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities.

The Conference resulted in a negotiated outcome which provides a new global framework for financing sustainable development that aligns all financing flows and policies with economic, social and environmental priorities.  It also resulted in a comprehensive set of policy actions by Member States, with a package of over 100 concrete measures to support mobilization of the means for a global transformation to sustainable development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Speaker:
Robert E. Wuertz is a former Mission Director and current Director for the Office of Economic Policy, E3.  In his current capacity, Mr. Wuertz manages a group of economists providing technical services to missions and key USAID initiatives including revenue mobilization and assessment of extreme poverty.  Mr. Wuertz has had many posts, including Macedonia, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Manila and Ghana.  Prior to Joining USAID, Mr. Wuertz served as an Economic Advisor for the US Treasury in Saudi Arabia.  Wuertz holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor's in economics from Cornell University.

Location:      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                   1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                   Washington, DC 20036

Time:           12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored by:


Thursday, August 13, 2015

ICGFM September 9, 2015 DC Forum Luncheon - Data Act Implementation

September 9, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Data Act Implementation

Our Speaker:
Karen F. Lee
Chief, Federal Financial Systems Branch
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The Data Act passed Congress on April 28, 2014 and was signed into law on May 9, 2014 (P.L. 113- 101). The Act amends the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) to require full disclosure of Federal agency expenditures.

Ms. Lee will discuss the goals of the Data Act and the steps that OMB is taking to meet those goals:
  • Standardize data definitions – collaborate with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders to define common data elements across communities
  • Look at industry standards – during implementation, carefully examine common practices and uses to maximize positive impact
  • Consider implications – use collaboration tools and outreach processes to understand and consider potential implications for stakeholders in their future reporting and compliance based on standards
Our Speaker:
Ms. Karen F. Lee is currently the Chief of the Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management & Budget, Executive Office of the President and joined OMB in 2010.  Ms. Lee was previously an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and served for four years as a Policy Analyst, Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management & Budget.

Location:             Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                            1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                            Washington, DC 20036

Time:                    12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored By:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 ICGFM Winter Training Conference CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Call for Speakers/Panels/Papers


ICGFM Winter Training Conference, December 7 - 9, 2015

Washington, DC USA

The international community is in the midst of elaborating on a new framework to promote sustainable development, the success of which will at least partly depend on good policies, credible institutions, and the better and more effective use of available resources to catalyze and finance growth.  The options available to finance growth are positively correlated to the strength of a country’s public financial management (PFM) policies, supporting framework and processes, and underlying capacity.

ICGFM solicits proposals for speakers/panels/papers that address the relationship between PFM and its role in building the foundation for success to meet the sustainable development goals for its upcoming Winter Training Conference to be held at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, USA.  Please visit our website for more information:  www.icgfm.org.

Llamado a oradores/ paneles/artículos


Conferencia de capacitación de invierno de ICGFM, del 7 al 9 de diciembre de 2015

Washington, DC, EE. UU.

La comunidad internacional se encuentra en medio de la elaboración de un nuevo marco para promover el desarrollo sostenible, cuyo éxito dependerá al menos en parte de las buenas políticas, instituciones creíbles y el uso mejor y más efectivo de los recursos disponibles para catalizar el crecimiento financiero.  Las opciones disponibles para financiar el crecimiento se correlacionan positivamente con la fortaleza de las políticas de gestión financiera pública (PFM) de un país, el marco y sus procesos de respaldo y su capacidad subyacente.

ICGFM solicita propuestas de oradores/paneles/artículos que cubran la relación entre la PFM y su función en la construcción de las bases para el éxito para cumplir las metas de desarrollo sostenible para su próxima Conferencia de Capacitación de Invierno que se realizará en la sede central del Fondo Monetario Internacional en Washington, DC, EE. UU.  Por favor visite nuestro sitio web para más información: www.icgfm.org.

Appel à conférenciers/panels/documents


Conférence de formation d'hiver d'ICGFM, du 7 au 9 décembre 2015

Washington DC, États-Unis

La communauté internationale élabore actuellement un nouveau cadre pour promouvoir le développement durable, dont la réussite dépendra au moins en partie de bonnes politiques, d'institutions crédibles, et de l'utilisation plus efficace des ressources disponibles afin de catalyser et de financer la croissance. Les options disponibles pour financer la croissance sont positivement corrélées à la force des politiques de gestion des finances publiques (GFP), au cadre et aux processus d'appui, et aux capacités sous-jacentes d'un pays.

ICGFM sollicite des propositions de conférenciers/panels/documents qui traitent de la relation entre la GFP et son rôle dans l'établissement de la base permettant d'atteindre les objectifs de développement durable pour sa prochaine Conférence de formation d'hiver qui se tiendra au Fonds monétaire international à Washington DC aux États-Unis.  S'il vous plaît visitez notre site Web pour plus d'informations: www.icgfm.org.