Evans Incorporated

Alliance with FreeBalance to Improve International PFM Change and Capacity Management

Partnership will bring proven change management methods to improve success rates of Public Financial Management (PFM) reform and Government Resource Planning (GRP) efforts.

Washington, USA (October 02, 2013) – Evans Incorporated, provider of holistic “human-centered” change management services to the public sector, is pleased to announce a new alliance with FreeBalance that will help to improve Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in governments using FreeBalance GRP software.

Many studies show that change management is considered a critical factor for GRP success, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. “We look forward to working with FreeBalance’s international customers to better manage change inherent in adopting effective PFM reform efforts,” said Dr. Susan Evans, CPE, President and CEO of Evans. “We share the FreeBalance view that building public sector IT and PFM capacity is a critical factor for ensuring successful GRP implementations and PFM reform successes, overall.”

“Context is critical in GRP implementations, especially human capacity and political incentives,” said Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President and CEO, “This partnership gives our advisory services additional skills to enable PFM reform.”

Governments around the world often lack program management capacity. Change management “is the process of helping people understand the need for change and of motivating them to take actions which result in sustained changes in behavior”.  Evans applies a human-centered diagnostic driven and intervention-based approach utilizing our proprietary CAARMA™ methodology.  The Evans’ approach also focuses on building the capacity of our partners to lead change, themselves.  Most software manufacturers are not directly involved in project governance. FreeBalance is directly involved in government implementations with certified partners like Evans Incorporated.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. FreeBalance solutions are active in 20 countries managing more than a quarter trillion ($US) in annual budgets worldwide. For more information, visit FreeBalance website.

About Evans Incorporated

Evans Incorporated delivers high performing teams that bring deeply perceptive insights and problem-solving abilities in human-centered change management, process improvement, and technology implementation.  Our insights and methodologies help clients address root causes of organizational challenges on their road to improved performance. We look at challenges through a different lens. We solve not only the problems THEY see, but the problems WE anticipate.  Our clients hire us because of our distinctive ability to assess organizational dynamics, identify underlying issues, and develop a blueprint for creative solutions.

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Phone: 703-663-2491

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