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Cross Cutting Issues: Automation / IFMIS

 

 

International Good Practices and Reference Models

Development of Application Software for Integrated Financial Management Systems (Prepared by Cem Dener, World Bank): This presentation covers industry definitions, factors affecting the development of ASW, available solutions, and IFMIS ASW Solutions in ECA.

Implementation Methodology of the Integrated Public Financial Management Systems in Europe and Central Asia: In this presentation, Cem Dener (World Bank) describes PFMS implementation methodology, integrated PFMS development phases, ECA Treasury/PFMS projects, Treasury/PFMS Maturity Framework and PFM challenges.

Integrated Financial Management Information Systems - A Practical Guide:This paper discusses the subject of “best practices” for designing and implementing Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) and how to put them into place in specific environments: namely, in developing and transitional countries as well as in conflict and post-conflict situations. The IFMIS provides a critical financial management solution for countries whose administrative and economic infrastructure is obsolete, or has been destroyed through war and years of conflict.

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Guidance and Tips

Introducing Financial Management Information Systems in Developing Countries (Published by the International Monetary Fund):  The establishment of an FMIS project has become an important benchmark for a country’s budget reform agenda. With specific reference to Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi and Kenya, it identifies key factors to explain why FMIS projects have been so problematic and recommendations for its implementation strategy.   

Information Systems for Government Fiscal Management (Produced by the IMF and World Bank): This report discusses the core and optional elements of government FM systems, describes the various elements of more complicated systems networks, and suggests some steps that could assist in designing such an integrated network.  The authors focus on creating a comprehensive overarching general architecture for implementing a useful financial management information system.

Core Functional Requirements for Fiscal Management Systems (Published by the IMF): This paper presents a framework for planning the development of computerized government budgeting and accounting systems in economies in transition and developing economies.  It argues that a comprehensive framework is needed to enable fiscal management issues to be addressed effectively, then outlines a methodology for planning systems development and proposes strategies for implementing the methodology in transitional and developing economies.

Make or Buy Decision Factors: World Bank Experience and Guidance Note for Treasury Management System:    In this paper E- Government Practice at the World Bank elaborates on available options for developing new software packages tailored to the specific needs of the concerned Government department.

Treasury Systems Custom Developed / Bespoke Application Software Versus Commercially available Off The Shelf (COTS) Software (Produced by A. Hashim, World Bank): This presentation offers a comprehensive analysis of custom developed applications vs. off the shelf software.

Make vs. Buy (Prepared by Arleen Seed, World Bank): This presentation was shared with participants of the fourth IFMIS roundtable on available COTS or bespoke package options as well as their pros and cons.

 

Some of the IFMIS Application Software Solutions (Presented by Cem Dener, World Bank at the fourth IFMIS roundtable): The purpose of this paper is to better understand the capabilities of some of the application software (ASW) modules (commercial-off-the-shelf software packages) in order to assess the level of customization needed to meet the MoF technical requirements while implementing an integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) in Moldova.

 

Development of Application Software for Integrated Financial Management Systems (Prepared by Cem Dener, World Bank): This presentation covers industry definitions, factors affecting the development of ASW, available solutions, and IFMIS ASW Solutions in ECA.

 

IFMIS Acquisition Principles (Office of Technical Assistance, U.S. Treasury, Budget Team Recommendations): This presentation provides a general overview and guidance on IFMIS acquisition principles.           back to top

 

Country Case Studies and Lessons Learnt

Design and Implementation of Financial Management Systems - An African Perspective: This paper written for the World Bank considers Financial Management Systems (FMS) and their key components and what can be learnt from the FMS experience of five African countries: Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Uganda.

  Public Financing Management Reform in Malawi (Published by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency): The study provides an analysis of the system of public financial management in Malawi and of recent efforts to reform the system.  This document includes information on IFMIS, MTED, and Malawi’s poverty reduction strategy. 

  Public Financial Management Reforms in Developing Countries - Lessons of Experience from Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda (Published by the African Capacity Building Foundation): This document reviews the implementation of Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) type reforms in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Through a review of publicly available literature on MTEF and IFMIS initiatives, the suitability of the reforms is questioned, and alternatives considered.

Introducing Financial Management Information Systems in Developing Countries (Published by the IMF):  The establishment of an FMIS project has become an important benchmark for a country’s budget reform agenda. With specific reference to Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi and Kenya, it identifies key factors to explain why FMIS projects have been so problematic and recommendations for its implementation strategy.

IMF Technical Assistance Evaluation - Public Expenditure Management Reform in Anglophone African Countries: This paper summarizes the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) TA delivered to a sample of 10, primarily Anglophone-heritage African countries (Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia). FAD’s TA main areas of focus are expenditure and commitment control, fiscal reporting, accounting systems, and integrated financial management information systems (IFMIS), as well as budget preparation issues, including support for medium-term expenditure frameworks (MTEFs).   

Personnel and Payroll Records and Information Systems in Tanzania (Produced by the World Bank): This report covers a visit to Tanzania by Victoria Lemieux and Kelly Mannix from 5 to 10 May 2002, to examine the improvements to the records and information systems that are being undertaken in the personnel and payroll management area and to test a prototype of an assessment tool. The report is based on observations made and interviews conducted during the visit, as well as on a review of relevant laws and reports relating to public sector reform initiatives and to records and information system reforms.

Some of the IFMIS Application Software Solutions (Presented by Cem Dener, World Bankat the fourth IFMIS roundtable): The purpose of this paper is to better understand the capabilities of some of the application software (ASW) modules (commercial-off-the-shelf software packages) in order to assess the level of customization needed to meet the MoF technical requirements while implementing an integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) in Moldova.

E-government in Cape Verde: This story, part of a continuing series of case studies on small states by the World Bank’s Economic Policy & Dept Department, has ramifications far beyond the shores of Cape Verde and Africa, addressing questions such as:  What is the role of the government in developing the ICT sector in small states?  What are the links between development of the IT sector and the cost of telecommunications? What are the do and do not in developing an incipient IT sector in a small isolated state?  What challenges does ICT pose to the reform of the state? 

Integrated PFM System Implementation Methodology in ECA: This document summarizes World Bank’s technical assistance designed to aid the Ministry of Finance (MoF) management in developing strategic directions for the modernization of Public Finance Management (PFM) systems in the ECA region, and defining the functional requirements and technology architecture for the implementation of integrated PFM solutions based on the best practices.

Treasury Reference Model: This paper is based on the authors' experience in designing and implementing Treasury systems as part of World Bank/ IMF projects in several countries in the ECA region and else where. The authors intend the Treasury Reference Model (TRM) described in thisdocument to be used as a development tool for fiscal managers and system developers.

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Automating Public Financial Management in Developing Countries: This paper from Harvard University presents two frameworks and a case study from Ethiopia which illustrates an approach to automating financial systems that has worked as a driver of financial reform in a developing country.

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