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IMF Book Launch and Seminar

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Venue: IMF HQ2 6th floor conference room (06B-073)
    1900 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
  • Attendance is open to the public, but space is limited.
  • This event is cohosted by the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Public Financial Management in Latin America: The Key to Efficiency and Transparency

Place: IMF Headquarters, Washington, DC

January 27, 2016

The efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of public financial management in Latin America are crucial aspects for allocating public resources, and promoting fiscal stability and sustainable economic development. In recent years, Latin American countries have adopted reforms in public financial management and have made significant progress.

This book is a joint initiative of the IDB and the IMF, in cooperation with the Latin American Treasury Forum (FOTEGAL), to document reforms in the public financial management area and examine concrete experiences. In particular, it gathers lessons learned from effective practices, extensive research, and exchanges of experiences of 16 countries in the region. The book covers reforms related to cash and debt management, treasury indicators, treasury single account, government accounting, procurement, financial management information systems, and cost accounting.

This event is open to the public, and those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by sending an e-mail to with the following details: full name, affiliation or employer name, and daytime phone number. Please RSVP. We will confirm registration by 3:00 p.m. on January 25. IMF and World Bank personnel are welcome, and they need only their ID cards to enter. IDB personnel are also welcome, but they will need to pre-register for the event.


Opening Remarks by:

Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department

Ana Maria Rodriguez Ortiz, IDB Manager, Institutions for Development.


Mario Pessoa, Deputy Division Chief of the IMF

Carlos Pimenta, Modernization of the State Principal Specialist of the IDB

Renato Vilella, Secretary of Finance of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil