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Public Financial Management knowledge sharing from conferences


February 26, 2009

FreeBalance participates in many Pubic Financial Management conferences around the world. Valuable information is shared among PFM professionals at these conferences. We find this information critical for improving our Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS) designed exclusively for government. We recognize that not everyone can attend these conferences. Therefore, we are sharing notes and observations with you. And, we will augment these entries as we attend more conferences.


This series of postings will cover 9 themes:

  1. Introduction and References
  2. History of Public Financial Management Reforms
  3. Benefits of IFMIS
  4. Acquisition Practices
  5. Implementation Practices and Project Management
  6. Implementation Sequencing
  7. Capacity Building
  8. Subjects in PFM – Procurement, Budget Planning and Performance Management
  9. Transparency and Accountability


Each entry begins with a summary of the theme followed by bullet point notes. Some sections within each theme are generated from a single presentation while others have numerous points from many presentations. The speaker who is paraphrased is identified. Links to the presentation or paper is provided, when available for each posting. (And the references for all 8 themes are provided at the end of this blog entry.)

We may not have captured the full essence of conference information in our paraphrasing. If so, please let us know by commenting.

Other Blog Sources

We recommend the International Consortium on Financial Management (ICGFM) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) PFM blogs. ICGFM provides all conference presentations and copies of the International Journal on Government Financial Management on the ICGFM web site.


The following material is referenced in this series by speaker:

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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