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International Perspectives

Day 2Wednesday, November 23rd





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The International Perspectives stream focuses on various international finance areas that impact the Government of Canada. In doing so, it invites distinguished speakers in the international finance field to share their real life experience with the Government of Canada financial community.

Overall, the International Perspectives stream delves into a much wider field of interest focusing on resource management in general, including: strategic planning, policies, governance, trends, frameworks, accountability, transparency, systems, services, etc. It includes the role of key players in international relations, especially those fostering good government and good governance in the developing world, including Canada (DFATD, etc.) and that of international agencies (OECD, World Bank, IMF, UNDP, etc.).

In this stream, participants will:

  • obtain an overview of the International Financial Management Model - New Innovations and Collaborations, An Australian perspective; and,
  • have an understanding of Canada's role in international financial organizations.

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10:30 - 12:00






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Gillian Fawcett, Head of Governments Faculty, Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)

Never before have there been so many constraints on time and resources. We are living in an age of increasing organizational complexity - and none more so than in the public sector where there are some of the largest reporting entities in the world.

There are more and more demands for scrutiny and transparency to demonstrate the efficient use of resources and value for money. We have reached a tipping point in which public sector investment can no longer be accounted for in a series of financial transactions on a balance sheet. This presentation will focus on explaining how integrated thinking and reporting can help the public sector consider how to make the most of resources, encourage the right behaviours and demonstrate to stakeholders how they are achieving the strategy and creating value over the short and longer term.

Intl Persceptives 1

Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

13:15 - 14:30






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Isabelle Bourgeois, PhD, Assistant Professor, Program Evaluation, École nationale d'administration publique

Building Organizational Capacity in Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation

Widespread use of performance measurement and program evaluation in public administrations worldwide has been met with varying degrees of success in terms of increased transparency and effectiveness. In many cases, their lack of impact is attributed to inadequate organizational knowledge and capacity to implement proper monitoring and evaluation systems. Both of these management tools are recognized in their own right as having the potential to contribute to ongoing decision-making and budgetary allocations within public organizations. They have complementary roles in terms of producing ongoing vs. periodic information; and focusing on outputs and early outcomes vs. longer-term program objectives. This session will focus on how organizations can better harness financial, performance and evaluative data to support evidence-based decision-making and organizational accountability.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • understand the role of results-based management in public organizations;
  • understand how financial data and other performance measurement systems contribute to evidence-based decision-making; and,
  • situate financial management, performance measurement and program evaluation within the broader management systems and processes of their organization.
Intl Persceptives 2

Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

14:50 - 16:00





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Jean Serge Quesnel CE, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, and École nationale d'administration publique, University of Québec

The focus of this session is on partnership as an ideal mode of international cooperation. It will examine various modes of cooperation; explaining why partnership is the ideal mode of cooperation and how partnership improves strategic planning, transparency, and accountability in the developing world. It will also include the role of key players, including Canada, in international development; especially fostering human rights-based policies and good governance.

By the end of this session, participants will understand:

  • the various modalities of international cooperation;
  • what makes partnership an efficient mode of cooperation; and,
  • Canada's use of partnership in international cooperation.
Intl Persceptives 3

Language of presentation: Bilingual
Simultaneous interpretation available.

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