2010 12-08 icgfm winter conference polls

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  • 2010 12-08 icgfm winter conference polls

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

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