“Access to Data: Can IFMIS be the Solution”
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST 

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Cem Dener 
Lead Governance Specialist & Global Lead – Integrated Digital Solutions at Governance Global Practice, The World Bank
 Sponsored by the Parliamentary Strengthening Cluster and the FMIS Community of Practice at the World Bank

Parliamentary Budget Offices are highly dependent on government information to effectively carry out their mandate. GN-PBO’s guidelines on operationalization of PBOs recommends that PBOs have full access to all relevant information — including methodology and assumptions underlying the budget and other fiscal proposals — in a timely manner and at no cost. They further recommend that any restrictions on access to government information should also be clearly defined in legislation. What strategies and tools can PBOs use to facilitate accessing budgetary and financial information? This practical and hands on webinar will introduce the participants to one such tool-Integrated Financial management Information System (IFMIS).  It will focus on how IFMIS can be used in their regular work to enhance the quality of their reports. The webinar will also provide practical suggestions on how PBOs can initiate a dialogue with MOF for granting them access to IFMIS. 
Cem Dener is the Lead Governance Specialist & Global Lead, Integrated Digital Solutions at Governance Global Practice, The World Bank. Since 2004, he has been working on the improvement of Public Financial Management (PFM) practices and the development of Treasury / Financial Management Information System solutions in all regions. He is one of the authors of two World Bank Studies: “FMIS: 25 Years of World Bank Experience on What Works and What Doesn’t” (April 2011) and “FMIS and Open Budget Data: Do Governments Report on Where the Money Goes?” (Sep 2013). He is also involved in the organization of regional knowledge sharing and learning events, and the formation of communities of practice. He received BSME from METU, Ankara, Turkey (1982), MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford, U.K. (1985), and PhD from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (1992) working on modeling complex systems 
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