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FreeBalance Shares GRP Expertise at XVI International Congress of CLAD in Paraguay
Forum to explore state reform and modernization of public administration
Ottawa, Canada (7 November 2011) – FreeBalance, a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE) software company that helps governments around the world to leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, is pleased to announce attendance at the XVI International Congress of Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD). This event will be held at the Sheraton Asuncion Hotel, Asunción, Paraguay 8-11 November 2011.
The CLAD conference promotes the discussion and exchange of experiences and knowledge on state reform and modernization of public administration. Presentation topics include: Participatory budgeting in Latin America; and Experiences and Reflections on Accountability of Staff Activities and Improving the Quality of Governance. Key speakers include: Nuria Cunill Grau, Academic at the University of Chile; Manuel Villoria, Director of Government Administration and Public Policy, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Spain; and Robert Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University (USA), and Visiting Professor, University of Manchester (UK).
"FreeBalance looks forward to discussing technology-enabled state reform and the modernization of public administration with attendees at the XVI International Congress of CLAD," said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO at FreeBalance. "Governments worldwide are modernizing and reforming government software solutions to deliver operational efficiencies. FreeBalance works with governments to improve transparency, governance, and accountability, which leads to increased in-country capacity building, improved economic activity, and enhanced service delivery to citizens.”
The FreeBalance Accountability Suite offers a pure web-based platform that has been optimized for rapid government deployment and operational effectiveness. It is ideal for all levels of Government as the FreeBalance Accountability Suite was designed specifically for public financial management. The FreeBalance Accountability Suite covers the entire budget cycle, including budget preparation, budget execution, and civil service management and includes financial and human resources transparency that improves governance and trust. Recent innovations from FreeBalance include Transparency and Procurement portals to improve government accountability.