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October 20, 2013

This weekly news update provides the Government Resource Planning (GRP) community with a brief overview of recent FreeBalance developments and relevant industry news.

Alliance with Evans Incorporated to Improve International PFM Change and Capacity Management 

FreeBalance has announced a new alliance with Evans Incorporated that will help to improve Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in governments using FreeBalance GRP software. Governments around the world often lack program management capacity. Change management "is the process of helping people understand the need for change and of motivating them to take actions which result in sustained changes in behavior". Read more about the alliance >>

“Change” is in the Public Financial Management Air

 “Change management” is one of the disciplines of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). There seems to more to change management in Public Financial Management (PFM) reform. It’s cited as a critical factor for successes and failures. There must be something beyond generic “Change Management 101” at play in government reform. Read the full article >>

Study Finds that FreeBalance Government Customers Outperform Peer Countries

 A study comparing 10 governments using FreeBalance solutions at the national level found that countries operating FreeBalance have been outperforming other countries in their economic regions in several relevant economic indicators. "FreeBalance Government Clients: On the Path to Governance Success", by Carlos Lipari of FreeBalance Advisory Services, is an econometrics study leveraging the International Monetary Fund World Economic Databases and the World Governance Indicators. Visit the FreeBalance website to read more >>

21st Century Development Finance 

The African Development Bank is taking a leadership role in development innovation. This became clear during AfDB President Donald Kaberuka’s recent presentation and discussion at the Brookings Institution. President Kaberuka made a strong case for infrastructure development in Africa and the need to update development rules set 50 years ago – the “gramophone” age in the “iTunes” era. Read the full article >>

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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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