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FreeBalance Alliance with IOS Partners Promotes PFM Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building

Leading provider of technical and advisory services to work with FreeBalance on design and delivery of knowledge transfer programs for the international Public Financial Management (PFM) community

Ottawa, Canada (October 15, 2013) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, is pleased to announce 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. “We are committed to working with our customers to build capacity through knowledge transfer and by providing software that can be modernized as capacity improves,” said Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President and CEO. IOS Partners provides hands-on technical and advisory services by designing and delivering proven knowledge transfer and capacity building programs.

IOS Partners focuses on the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the transition economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “We understand that successful and sustainable international PFM reform requires the transfer of relevant skills and knowledge,” said Robert Hans, Chief Executive Officer of IOS Partners. “Together with FreeBalance, we embrace the concept of customer-centricity by providing good practices that help improve capacity and facilitate PFM reform and modernization”.

As a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE), FreeBalance is focused on improving government effectiveness to spur growth and reduce poverty. Government Resource Planning (GRP) software and implementation methodologies help governments achieve goals. FreeBalance has a mission, as a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE), to share lessons learned with the global PFM community. FreeBalance Good Practice documents, for example, collect lessons learned with FreeBalance government customers and research used for product and services development.

About IOS Partners
IOS Partners is an international economic development and financial advisory firm. The company provides first level consultancy services to public, private and social sectors around the world.
IOS Partners has, over the last fourteen years, accumulated a knowledge base providing value-added services to facilitate economic and financial reforms in over 100 countries. IOS Partners has undertaken over 200 assignments worldwide, bringing credibility, a deep knowledge of the markets, and successful implementation of good international practices to its clients.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. FreeBalance solutions are active in 21 countries managing more than a quarter trillion ($US) in annual budgets worldwide. For more information, visit the FreeBalance website.