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2010 12-08 icgfm winter conference polls 2010 12-08 icgfm winter conference polls Presentation Transcript

  • ICGFM 2010 Winter Conference Polling Results
  • Context
    • Polls taken at the 2010 ICGFM Winter Conference in Washington DC
    • Public financial managers and PFM experts from over 25 countries
  • In your country, what standards have had – or could have – the greatest impact on transparency?
    • International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)
    • International Auditing Standards
    • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
    • Donor Aid Transparency Standards
    • Web-based Financial Information Availability Standards
    • Other
  • Where would you prefer to obtain your aid information for budgeting and accounting purposes?
    • Coordinated web portal that collects and disseminates information at the Donor HQ level
    • Through a country designed system that collects information from in country donor offices
  • In your country, roughly how much donor aid passes through the accounting and audit systems?
    • Less than 50%
    • Between 50-80%
    • More than 80%
  • Where would you prefer to obtain your aid information for budgeting and accounting purposes (round 2)?
    • Coordinated web portal that collects and disseminates information at the Donor HQ level
    • Through a country designed system that collects information from in country donor offices
  • What is the biggest constraint on your ability to collect aid information that is useful in the budget?
    • Accuracy
    • Timeliness
    • Timely but incomplete
    • Information which is provided is difficult to link with Government accounting standards and processes
    • Donors don't provide information to Ministry of Finance or Accountant General
  • On what continent do you normally reside?
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • North America
    • South America
    • Australia
    • Europe
  • How far did you travel to attend this conference?
    • Less than 100 miles (162 km)
    • Between 100 miles (162 km) and 1,000 miles (1,642 km)
    • Between 1,000 miles (1,642 km) and 2,000 miles (3,256 km)
    • Greater than 2,000 miles (3,256 km)
  • How strong do you perceive the governance and risk management processes to be in your organization?
    • Very Strong
    • Strong
    • Basically Adequate
    • Weak
    • Non-existent
  • Who is the most important stakeholder related to governance and risk management processes in your organization?
    • President/CEO
    • Board/Oversight Body
    • Audit/Compliance type committee
    • Other
    • Not Applicable
  • Do you have an EITI in your country?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know
  • If you do not have an EITI, do you have an increased focus on transparency of the extractive industries in your country?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know
  • The SAI and Internal Auditors within my country work together through coordination and cooperation
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly disagree
    • No opinion
  • The SAI and Internal Auditors within my country cooperate in Communicating Audit Planning and Audit Strategy
    • Yes
    • No
    • Don't know
  • The SAI and Internal Auditors within my country cooperate in Sharing Audit Reports
    • Yes
    • No
    • Don't know
  • The SAI and Internal Auditors within my country cooperate in Sharing Training Programs and Materials
    • Yes
    • No
    • Don't know
  • The SAI and Internal Auditors within my country cooperate in Using Each Other's Work
    • Yes
    • No
    • Don't know
  • Is the Internal Audit function in your organization independent?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know
  • What is the primary activity of the Internal Auditor in your organization?
    • Financial voucher checking before payment
    • Financial audits of department or project activities
    • Performance/operational audits of department or project activities
    • Fraud or corruption audits
  • In thinking about the temperature at this conference compared to where I normally live…
    • It's about the same
    • It's colder than I ever imagined
    • This is the equivalent of a balmy spring day
    • Why didn't I register for the Miami conference?
  • Has the global financial crisis had an impact on your country?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Has your country initiated a stimulus program?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Rate the success of your country's stimulus program.
    • Very successful
    • Successful
    • No effect
    • Not successful
  • What are the key indicators that will activate the need to unwind or end your country's stimulus program?
    • GDP Growth
    • Lower unemployment
    • Improved debt capacity
    • Inflation
    • Interest rates
    • Political climate
  • Which areas of Infrastructure present the most critical need for investment?
    • Education
    • Transportation
    • Healthcare
    • Energy/Renewables
    • Information Technology
    • Housing
    • Water
    • Waste treatment
    • Defense
    • Prisons
  • What are your areas of focus to increase outside investment?
    • Improve necessary infrastructure
    • Improve legal system
    • Greater transparency
    • Tax incentives
    • Currency Reforms
  • Has your country used public private partnerships (PPPs) to find sustainable funding for infrastructure investments?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Please rate the success of your country's PPPs.
    • Successful
    • No effect
    • Not very successful
  • Why has your country not used PPPs?
    • Lack of policy and guidance
    • Lack of PPP unit to coordinate efforts on the ground
    • Political circumstances
    • Lack of interest from investors or operators
  • Has your country made or renewed a strong commitment to improve public financial management transparency for your citizens?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Has your country adopted new international standards to improve public financial management governance and transparency?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Which new international standards has your country adopted?
    • International Auditing Standards
    • International Public Sector Accounting Standards
    • Government Financial Standards/Compliant Chart of Accounts
  • Has your country adopted eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) to enhance transparency and public access to data?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Are there plans to adopt XBRL in the future?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Do not know/does not apply
  • Of the countries represented here, how many…
    • Have adopted the Cash IPSAS
    • Plan to adopt the Cash IPSAS within the next two years
    • Plan to adopt the Accrual IPSAS
    • Never plan to adopt the Cash or Accrual IPSAS
  • Of the countries that have adopted the Cash IPSAS, which requirement do you consider the most difficult?
    • Provide a separate column for "Payments by Third Parties"
    • Prepare a consolidated whole-of-government Cash Receipts and Payments Statement
    • Prepare footnotes
    • Other
  • Do you think that transparency and social control (social participation) are essential to prevent and combat corruption?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think that the common citizen has a genuine interest of engaging in social control?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think that the common citizen can be encouraged to take an active role in social control through the use of the portal?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you use a unified Chart of Accounts for both cash based transactions and accrual based transactions?
    • Yes
    • Plan to implement
    • Not going to implement
  • Does a legal organization such as a "Legal Entity of Public Law" exist in your country?
    • Yes
    • No
    • There is a legal organizational entity with a different name but similar rights and functions
  • Has an IPSAS Board been established in your country? If yes, what is the format?
    • The IPSAS Board functions as a permanent independent body
    • The IPSAS Board functions as a consultative body under the government.
    • It is yet to be established.
  • Do you agree that IPSAS Implementation is almost impossible unless an Integrated Financial Management System is in place?
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • No opinion
  • What is the most important factor for the successful implementation of IPSAS?
    • Political will/political support
    • Dedicated resources
    • An Integrated Financial Management System
    • Skilled staff
  • Do you think that the transparency portals on the Internet are the best way to promote transparency in the public sector?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Of the countries that have adopted the Accrual IPSAS, which requirements do you consider the most difficult?
    • Accounting for Property, Plant and Equipment
    • Accounting for Employee Benefits, especially Defined Benefit Plans
    • Accounting for Provisions, Contingent Liabilities, and Contingent Assets
    • Accounting for Intangible Assets
    • Preparation of consolidated whole-of-government General Purpose Financial Statements
    • Other