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STI Webinar on Harnessing the Power of Information Technology for Public Financial Management Reform in South East Asia

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers

Mr. Maun Prathna (Director General of Information and Technology Department, Ministry of Finance, Cambodia)
Ms. Noorlida binti Mohd Khalid ( Director, Accountant General Department, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia)
Ms. Raili Truup (Head of State Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Estonia)
Mr. Mark Silins (International FMIS Expert)
Mr. Holger van Eden (Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)
Mr. Gerardo Una (Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Various Country Officials from SE Asia and other Regions

Moderators and Discussants

Mr. Ali Hashim (International FMIS Expert)
Mr. Kris Kauffmann (International FMIS Expert)
Ms. Delphine Anne Moretti (Regional PFM Advisor for South East Asia, IMF Capacity Development Office in Thailand)
Mr. Gerardo Una (Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

Target Audience

This webinar is designed for government officials from Ministries of Finance, or equivalent agencies, who are responsible for FMIS Reform and Management, and the linkages with the wider PFM Reform Agenda in South East Asia and the wider Asia Pacific Region. In particular, the webinar would be of interest to IT System and functional department (Budget, Treasury, Accounting, Debt and Aid Management, Intergovernmental Affairs, etc.) reform leads.

Webinar Description

This seminar will look at two issues. First, how can countries ensure that Financial Management Information System (FMIS) development and roll-out processes are successful and deliver on promised improvements in public financial management. How do countries ensure that business process reform is an integral part of FMIS development, rather than the FMIS enshrining outdated PFM processes. What are the factors behind the success stories in SE Asia and the wider Asia Pacific. What are some of the challenges that countries have faced, and how have countries handled these? Second, the seminar will look at how new technologies and design approaches have changed the way FMIS systems are being developed. Are the old, large, fully integrated systems a thing of the past? What are the opportunities of modular and agile design, web portals, application interfaces, and cloud-based solutions for system development, flexibility and implementation success? How have cybersecurity concerns impacted FMIS development? Most importantly, will these many innovations improve the management of public resources and allow for a more flexible adoption of PFM reforms?

Registration

To register for this webinar, please complete the online form here by April 24, 2021 (by 12 noon, Singapore time). Only official email addresses are accepted.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Course Number
STR21.08

Application Deadline

Apr 24, 2021