Icgfm Student Membership

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Overview of reasons for students to join the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management

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Icgfm Student Membership

  1. 1. How long can you last on 2 dollars?
  2. 2. All in? <ul><li>food, shelter, clothing etc. </li></ul>www.cia.gov
  3. 3. For the average American, 2$ lasts 22 minutes
  4. 4. 22 minutes = length of “The Daily Show” <ul><li>(without the commercials) </li></ul>
  5. 5. yet 2.6 billion people live with under 2$ a day www.globalissues.org United States Under $2 Over 2$
  6. 6. half the people on Earth live on less than $2.50 a day www.globalissues.org
  7. 7. the world is out of balance http:// icgfm.blogspot.com Americans $131.50/day Half the World $2.50/day
  8. 8. How can I help?
  9. 9. everything is connected
  10. 10. can a focus on a sector show results?
  11. 11. sometimes
  12. 12. teach a man to fish…
  13. 13. will the resources be over fished? how will it affect people downstream? will there be access to supplies and repair? will there be reliable infrastructure to bring fish to market? how difficult is it to register a fishing business? does the initiative match the county development objectives?
  14. 14. can we throw money at the problem?
  15. 15. studies show that there is no relationship between amount of money provided and development success rates
  16. 16. or where can we start to make a sustained difference?
  17. 17. Good governance is the only measure that statistically improves development outcomes what enables good governance? http://ideas.repec.org/p/wbk/wbrwps/2196.html
  18. 18. good governance requires: Accountability and Transparency
  19. 19. good governance requires: Rule of law
  20. 20. good governance requires : Public Financial Management reform
  21. 21. good governance requires: Information and Communications Technology
  22. 22. good governance requires: Audit & Oversight
  23. 23. What skills are in demand? <ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Development Economics </li></ul><ul><li>International Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul>
  24. 24. Where can I build a career to have a sustained difference in the World? <ul><li>International Financial Institutions (IFIs) </li></ul><ul><li>US Federal Government Technical Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) </li></ul><ul><li>International consulting firms working in PFM reform </li></ul><ul><li>Computer software companies providing PFM automation in emerging countries </li></ul>
  25. 25. Where do I find these organizations? <ul><li>the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management </li></ul>www.icgfm.org
  26. 26. What is ICGFM? <ul><li>umbrella organization of practitioners and academics </li></ul><ul><li>focused on public financial management </li></ul><ul><li>education and knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><li>special emphasis on emerging countries </li></ul><ul><li>annual conferences in Miami and Washington </li></ul><ul><li>monthly forums in Washington </li></ul><ul><li>International Journal on Governmental Financial Management </li></ul><ul><li>global social network </li></ul>
  27. 27. annual student membership costs a little more than 4 ½ hours
  28. 28. annual student membership is $25 * $15 if you are from a developing nation
  29. 29. annual student membership an investment for life
  30. 30. Where can I learn more? <ul><li>Membership: http://www.icgfm.org/icgfmmembership.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://icgfm.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>International Journal: http://www.icgfm.org/digest.htm </li></ul>
  31. 31. ‘ governance matters’

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