CIPFA responds to DFIDs bi-lateral aid review


Responding to the review, Alan Edwards, International Director at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, said:

‘The Government is right to review where aid is best focused. But a further critical issue is making sure that the countries and organisations that receive it have the most effective systems in place for managing public money and properly trained professional staff to design and operate those systems.’


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Notes to Editors:

1. The Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for the Department for International Development, will be addressing issues surrounding public financial management, transparency, accountability and value for money at an international conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

The conference takes place on at the QE II Centre, Westminster, from 15 – 17 March 2011. Journalists are welcome to attend.

For further information about the conference please email

2. About CIPFA

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services. This includes the development of local professional qualifications in African countries like Lesotho and Nigeria and in Europe in post conflict states in the Balkans.