Free Balance surveys at ICGFM ANNUAL CONFERENCE


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  • Free Balance surveys at ICGFM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    1. 1. FreeBalance Surveys at ICGFM<br />May 17, 2011<br />
    2. 2. ICGFM Survey QuestionsTimor-leste presentation<br /><br />
    3. 3. What transparency initiative is or would be the most beneficial for your country?<br />Aid transparency<br />Budget execution + financial reports<br />Budget preparation + budget books<br />Civil service transparency in hiring and salaries<br />Revenue transparency – taxes, extractive industries<br />
    4. 4. Icgfm survey questions during fmis presentation<br /><br />
    5. 5. How many projects were completed on budget?<br />Under 1/3<br />Between 1/3 and 2/3<br />Above 2/3<br />
    6. 6. World Bank found:82%<br />Results showed more scepticism among ICGFM delegates<br />
    7. 7. What factor most influences FMIS project failures?<br />Complex project design/large # of procurement packages<br />Inadequate capacity/training of project teams<br />Inadequate ICT infrastructure<br />Inappropriate technology<br />Ineffective project coordination<br />Lack of leadership commitment<br />Lack of proper skills in project team<br />Organizational structure poorly suited for integration<br />Weak project preparation and planning<br />
    8. 8. World Bank FMIS Results<br />
    9. 9. Conclusions World Bank Results vs. ICGFM Poll Failure Factors<br />World Bank study focused where a factor had impact – not size of impact, ICGFM survey was one choice<br />Agreement on importance of capacity and training<br />ICGFM delegates found leadership to be a more important factor<br />World Bank study shows impact of project and IT <br />
    10. 10. What is the most important FMIS success factor?<br />Adequate preparation and clarity of design<br />Close World Bank supervision<br />External environment (uncontrollable)<br />Flexible project management<br />Focus on capacity building and training<br />Good project management and coordination<br />Pre-existing enabling environment (ICT, HR, accounting)<br />Suitable political environment & committed leadership<br />
    11. 11. World Bank FMIS Results<br />
    12. 12. Conclusions World Bank Results vs. ICGFM Poll Success Factors<br />World Bank study focused where a factor had impact – not size of impact, ICGFM survey was one choice<br />ICGFM delegates seemed to rate the lack of capacity as a failure factor but capacity building was as critical a success factor<br />Agreement on impact of leadership<br />ICGFM delegates rated World Bank supervision lower than World Bank studies<br />
    13. 13. What country listed in the case studies do you think had the best blended score (outcomes, sustainability, bank performance, borrower performance)?<br /> Albania<br /> Guatemala<br /> Mongolia<br /> Pakistan<br /> Turkey<br />
    14. 14. World Bank Results<br />
    15. 15. Conclusions World Bank Results vs. ICGFM Poll Case Studies<br />Not all factors are equal<br />ICGFM delegates predicted the order exactly in order<br />Guatemala had highest borrower and bank performance<br />Mongolia had highest outcome and sustainability rating<br />
    16. 16. Icgfm Survey on world bank recommendations<br />These recommendations did not have any weights in the report<br />
    17. 17. What is the most important pre-requisite for FMIS success?<br />Budget classification<br />Development of a unified chart of accounts, integrated with budget classification<br />Development of commitment control and monitoring mechanisms<br />Establishment of cash management functions<br />Establishment of secure countrywide communication network<br />Preparation of system/data centers<br />Presence of a core team of ICT specialists within PFM organizations<br />Treasury single account operations<br />
    18. 18. What is the largest barrier to making FMIS software sustainable?<br />Civil servant capacity building<br />Civil servant retention<br />Costs of maintaining technical infrastructure: computers, networks, data centres, database software, virus protection etc.<br />Costs to adapt software for reform<br />Costs to maintain and upgrade FMIS software<br />
    19. 19. Which recommendation do you think has the biggest impact on reliability + cost effectiveness of a FMIS?<br />Using electronic payment systems<br />Using digital/electronic signatures for all transactions<br />Electronic document management<br />Publishing budget execution and performance monthly<br />Interoperability and reusability of the information system<br />FMIS development and project management based on international standards<br />Using Free/Open Source Software (FLOSS) in PFM applications<br />
    20. 20. Which of the following options is the most critical success factor for a successful FMIS?<br />Proper attention to capacity building and training plans<br />Close World Bank supervision of the projects<br />Strong leadership and a conducive political environment<br />Flexibility in the way the project was designed and managed<br />