KPMG's IDAS professionals work with a wide range of organizations and media outlets to share their insight and address the issues.
KPMG's IDAS professionals work with a wide range of organizations and media outlets to ...
KPMG International's Development Assistance Services professionals work with a wide range of organizations and media outlets to share their insight and address the issues facing the developing world.
IDAS Presents at International Consortium on Government Financial Management Annual Conference
On 19th May 2014 KPMG presented at the annual conference of the International Consortium on Government Financial Management in Miami, USA. Trevor Davies, Global Head, IDAS Center of Excellence, led the KPMG delegation and presented a session on KPMG’s Future State 2030 and the implications of the megatrends for public finance. The conference was very well attended with high level delegates from the finance functions of over 30 countries. For more information on Future State 2030 and other thought leadership materials produced by KPMG International Development Assistance Services professionals, please visit Focus on development.
UNDP/KPMG’s 2014 International Development Conference
KPMG and the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) co-hosted the 2014 International Development Conference in Singapore on 30 April where they discussed leadership and the challenges of change.
This year’s conference featured the Asian launch of the 2013 Change Readiness Index – a unique tool for measuring the key determinants that impact a country’s ability to react to and manage change – and a presentation on the key findings from the Development Leadership Program – one of the most innovative research programs in international development.
KPMG and the UNDP GCPSE were honored to welcome His Excellency, Sialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō, Prime Minister of Tonga, as the keynote speaker. The conference, which drew about 120 attendees from the development sector, also included several plenary and breakout sessions that featured industry thought leaders speaking on topics involving leadership, future challenges and opportunities for governments and the public sector, and reform in development.
IDAS Presents at the AIDF Water Security Summit: Asia 2014
Water security is a critical issue for development but requires significant levels of capital investment. On April 23rd, Trevor Davies, Global Head, IDAS Center of Excellence, led a panel discussion on the role of public private partnerships in meeting the global water challenge. The session was very well attended by high level delegations including Government Ministers from countries across Asia.
IDAS Global Center of Excellence Launch Event
KPMG’s IDAS Global practice is hosting the official launch event for the new IDAS Global Center of Excellence (COE) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Washington, DC. The new COE brings together subject matter experts and highly experienced professionals from around the world to share best practices, knowledge and experience with local clients and development partners. Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, KPMG’s Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity will present brief welcoming remarks and guests will enjoy an evening of networking, beverages and light hors d’oeuvres.
Webinar - Financial Oversight: Knight’s GEM Program
The Independent Sector and Knight Foundation hosted a webinar on best practices in financial oversight on April 5, 2013 to share how the Grant Expenditure Monitoring (GEM) tool can help improve fiscal oversight, open the lines of communication and strengthen relationships with grantees. Created by KPMG in partnership with the Knight Foundation, the webinar offered a ‘how-to’ for GEM implementation. Participants learned how a grant monitoring process that includes enhanced financial oversight can help maximize the impact made by a single grant.
International Development Seminar 2012
Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
KPMG lead an interactive session at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea in December 2011. Tim Stiles, Global Chair, IDAS and Trevor Davies, Global Head, IDAS Center of Excellence joined a panel discussion with non-governmental organizations on the topic of “NGO Accountability and Effectiveness – Making a Difference."
KPMG, in collaboration with Oxford Economics, developed the Change Readiness Index to assess countries' ability to manage change and cultivate opportunity.