October 22, 2013Doug Hadden
This weekly news update provides the Government Resource Planning (GRP) community with a brief overview of recent FreeBalance developments and relevant industry news.
Can Governments in Africa use Technology to enable Leapfrog Governance?
Michael Siegfried from FreeBalance addressed this question by examining the past, present and future of "Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS)" at a meeting of the East and Southern Africa Association of Accountants General (ESAAG) in Cape Town South Africa. He used the example of the Timor-Leste Transparency Portal that integrates a Government Resource Planning (GRP) back office system to automatically provide budget, procurement and performance results transparency. Read the full article >>
FreeBalance Alliance with IOS Partners Promotes PFM Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building
FreeBalance recently announced a new alliance with IOS Partners, Inc. focused on knowledge transfer, capacity building and sustainability services in the global Public Financial Management (PFM) market. IOS Partners technical and advisory services for the international public sector will augment the FreeBalance GRP services portfolio. IOS Partners, Inc. is based in Miami, USA and provides consulting services to donor agencies, government institutions and the private sector in over 100 countries. Read more about the alliance >>
Benefits of Joining the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
Manuel Pietra, President and CEO of FreeBalance and President of ICGFM described the benefits of membership at a meeting of the East and South African Association of Accountants General (ESAAG) in Cape Town South Africa last week. Manuel was elected ICGFM President for a 2 year term. Visit the full story >>
Join FreeBalance at the XVIII Congreso del CLAD in Montevideo, Uruguay
FreeBalance is participating in the XVIII Congreso del CLAD in Montevideo, Uruguay. The CLAD International Congress, held annually, has become one of the most important meetings in Latin America to present and discuss experiences and research on State Reform and Public Administration in Latin America and the Caribbean. It brings together ministers and secretaries of state responsible for public policy, as well as members of parliament, researchers, academics, consultants, and other government officials. Visit the CLAD website >>
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