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Civil Service Management – What Works and What Doesn’t?

In any organization, there will always be areas that management can improve upon. The civil service is no different – over the years, various systems have been implemented around the world in an attempt to improve efficiency. But what works and what doesn’t? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the successes and failures of civil service management, in order to help governments choose the best system for their needs.

How to Stop Government Corruption

FreeBalance has developed a framework to show how Government Resource Planning (GRP) software can help improve governance outcomes and stop corruption in government.

And the proof is in the pudding… the latest Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International showed an average improvement of 1.6 points for FreeBalance customers vs global average decline of -0.1 in the review period.

Unsustainable Levels of Public Debt – A Global Crisis

Lurking behind every session at the Annual Meetings was the impact of the global public debt crisis on citizens. The question being asked by everyone was: how can governments and the international community deal with poverty, food insecurity, inflation, and climate change with disappearing fiscal space? Learn more.

Total Cost of Ownership of Government Resource Planning (GRP) Systems

Many government organizations fail to calculate the many long-term internal costs are incurred to use, manage and maintain ERP software over many years, yet this is a key element of V4M fiscal discipline. TCO is critical to financial sustainability because PFM reform is an ongoing process. Governments should therefore consider more than the maintenance of a “steady state” and should calculate the costs of progressive modernization and digital transformation.

The Problem With PFM Reform ‘Best Practices’

“Best practices” has become a buzzword in both public policy and information technology. Even though it was never meant to be a universal prescription, it has become ‘consultant-speak’ with excellent branding. And it has become ‘ERP-speak’ (As in: this is what the software does, so it must be a best practice).

How Does Public Financial Management Support the SDGs?

Public Financial Management (PFM) is often seen as a cross-cutting governance reform. The notion is that PFM improvements can lead to service delivery, anti-corruption, public investment and equality improvements – in other words, good PFM supports the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Benefits of eProcurement in Government

The estimated annual government spending of $9.5 T or about 34% of global GDP has a significant country and global economic impact. Making sure this spend is efficient, transparent and represents value-for-money is clearly in the best interests of tax payers and donors.

Governance, PFM and Value for Money

Good governance is important, but sometimes less is more. Focus on PFM reforms that are relevant to the country context, walk before you can run, and make sure you’re getting value for money.

Why Governance Needs Policies, Systems and Support

Corporate governance is a set of rules that constructs barriers against vested interest and mechanisms to head off the worst acts of deception and corruption. However, even the most eloquent rules are meaningless unless you also have a culture and structure that supports transparency. This is particularly important in government.

Civil Service Management

Frequently Asked Questions Find answers to commonly asked questions about FreeBalance What is (CSM) Civil Service Management? FreeBalance’s (CSM) Civil Service Management is a fully integrated module of the FreeBalance Accountability Suite™ – a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS). FreeBalance Civil Service Management can easily be configured to seamlessly interoperate with … Continued