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February 24, 2014

Treasury Management and Government Accounting

Posted by Carlos Pimenta and Mario Pessoa

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A high-level seminar, bringing together treasurers and accountant generals of Latin American and Caribbean countries, was held in Washington DC on February 12-14. The participants discussed key issues on treasury management and public sector accounting, and defined a common agenda to facilitate future coordination and technical developments.

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February 18, 2014

ICGFM Issues Call for Speakers for 28th Annual Training Conference, May 19-23, 2014, Miami, Florida, USA

Posted by David Nummy, ICGFM Vice-President for Programs

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One outcome of the global financial crisis has been the recognition that improved Public Financial Management was critical to management of the crisis as well as part of future prevention efforst. New approaches to the core elements of the PFM cycle have been employed and interest has grown in better methods to effectively manage resources. ICGFM will explore the innovations in PFM that have emerged as well as practices that are recognized as effective at its upcoming 28th Annual International Training Conference in Miami from May 19-23, 2014.

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February 04, 2014

Job offer: Senior Public Sector Management Specialist in Bucharest, Romania (World Bank #140135)

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The World Bank Group (WBG)’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit (PREM) in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region handles the region’s work on economic policy, public sector management and governance, social inclusion, and access to equal economic opportunities. In Romania, the Bank supports public sector and institutional modernization through a range of activities, including lending programs and Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS).

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February 03, 2014

Matching the Talk to the Walk?

Posted by Johann Seiwald1

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Since the late 1980s, many governments have moved away from traditional Public Administration (PA) systems – which highlight the importance of hierarchy, legal rules, and a clear division of labor within the administrative system - in favor of the New Public Management (NPM) model. More recently, a new “Public Governance” (PG) model has emerged which emphasizes concepts and values such as accountability, transparency and participation (see box below). One model does not necessarily supplant the others. In some countries, elements of all three models coexist, and can complement each other.

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