Making Government Services Work Better for Citizens

Jun 28 – 29, 2022 Tirana, Albania No Fee
Jun 22, 2022 Accounting, Auditing
English

About this conference

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the CEF are jointly hosting an international public finance conference for a second consecutive year. The conference provides a platform for exchanging expert knowledge, experience, best practice and recommendations to public sector accountants and auditors, both regionally and globally. The event will address change management, transformation and decision-making issues for systems of governance, with a particular focus on ensuring the quality and sustainability of public services.  

The conference will be delivered in English.

Keynote speakers:

Mike Driver

President, CIPFA, United Kingdom

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Delina Ibrahimaj

Minister of Finance and Economy, Albania

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Peter Japelj

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovenia to Albania

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Jana Repanšek

Director, CEF

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Speakers:

Eugenio Anessi-Pessina

Università Cattolica del Sacre Cuore, Italy

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Eros Angjeli

Ministry of Finance and Economy, Albania

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Aneta Arnaudovska

Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI)

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John Baker

CIPFA Associate, United Kingdom

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David Bentley

CIPFA, United Kingdom

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Nives Botica Redmayne

Massey University School of Accountancy, New Zealand

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Ian Carruthers

IPSASB

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Liljana Cvetanoska

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

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Barbara Dutzler

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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Evis Fico

Ministry of Finance and Economy, Albania

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Dritan Fino

Ministry of Finance and Economy, Albania

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Sandro Fuchs

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland

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Simon Gill

Independent Consultant

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Andy Hardy

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, United Kingdom

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Noel Hepworth

Public Policy Professional

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Ahmet Ismaili

Ministry of Finance, Kosovo

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Laura Leka

International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

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Stewart MacLeod

CIFPA, United Kingdom

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Zorana Marković

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Phil Mason

Anti-corruption specialist and independent consultant

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Musa Modoi

Justice, Law and Order Sector, Uganda

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Narainkrishna PEERUN

Independent Commission Against Corruption, Mauritius

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Elida Reci

CIPFA Public Finance International Advisory Panel member

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Gorana Roje

Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets, Croatia

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Ross Smith

International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB)

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Alastair Swarbrick

OECD/SIGMA

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Božo Vuletić Antić

State Audit Office, Croatia

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Nieves Zuniga

Independent research consultant

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Organizing team:

Kristina Bogdan

CEF

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Urška Miklič

CEF

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Jasmina Popović

CEF

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Želimir Stanić

CEF

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Callahan Hager

CIPFA

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Khalid Hamid

CIPFA

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Steve Watkins

International Relations Manager, CIPFA

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What you will learn

Renowned international and regional experts will guide us through a selection of public sector topics, including: 

  • Efficient public sector asset management (day 1 – afternoon agenda)
  • IPSAS and sustainability reporting (day 2 – breakfast briefing)
  • Prevention of corruption in public sector (day 2 – afternoon agenda)

As CEF and CIPFA seek to build on the lessons learned from their 2021 conference, this year's sessions will explore the difficulties and opportunities that exist for those introducing changes toward a more managerially-oriented approach to governance. This year's topics are geared towards all levels of public management and political structures.

On the first day of the conference, participants and delegates will discuss challenges related to strengthening asset management through public sector accounting and public financial management reforms. Conversations will also highlight the importance of asset information for short- and long-term decision-making and accountability. 

On day two of the conference, participants and delegates will explore the practical effects of corruption on government services and perspectives from practitioners in the public sector. Conversations will explore contemporary issues, such as, does corruption result in more administrative/bureaucratic work? Sessions will also cover anti-corruption prevention programs and the role of technology and advocacy, corruption risk assessment and cultural issues – all through the framework of UNCAC.

As a bridge between both topics, the conference program also includes a breakfast briefing on IPSAS adoption, and its link to the reforms in the region with global practices.  This session is designed to raise awareness and understanding of why financial accountability needs to move towards accruals. This session will close with an awards ceremony for CIPFA students, who have successfully completed IPSAS training delivered in Albania. 

Who should attend

  • Senior officials (policy makers) of finance and line ministries
  • Public sector managers and directors engaged in public sector asset management processes, maintaining asset records and managing asset portfolios
  • Representatives of supreme audit institutions 
  • Representatives of anti-corruption institutions
  • Representatives of academia for the area of accounting and auditing
  • Certified CIPFA accountants and auditors
  • Representatives of international development partners
  • Human resource managers
  • Politicians

Practical information

The conference will be delivered in English. The number of participants for the face-to-face format is limited, and admission is not guaranteed. Applications to attend the conference will be reviewed after the registration period closes.

No fee will be charged for attending the conference, and meals will be provided during the event. However, travel and accommodation costs will be covered only for a limited number of participants of the EPSAM project for the first conference day. 

Useful information

Partners

First conference day is supported through funding of the project Efficient Public Sector Asset Management (EPSAM) provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia - Slovenian Aid.

Slovenia's Development Cooperation CIPFA