Investigating the Determinants of Effective Implementation of Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) in Gov't Public Bodies of Ethiopia: A Case of Ministry of Finance

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Addis Ababa University


Integrated Financial Management Information System is the backbone of a country’s economic development. Public Financial Management plays a great role on improving a financial systems, financial policies and budget management. In Ethiopia, it’s more than 6 years that government of Ethiopia has been adopted and implemented the integrated financial management information system in selected government public bodies. At the time of this study is conducted, around 65 public bodies are finalized the implementation of integrated management information system and started go-live so far. Due to different challenges and problems on the effective implementation of integrated financial management information system, this research is conducted to achieve the general objective of investigating the determinants of effective implementation of integrated financial management information system in government’s public bodies of Ethiopia: a case of Ministry of Finance. The specific objective of this study is: - To examine the information communication technology infrastructure, management, and end-user commitment, as well as to determine ongoing support activities and human capital development that affects effective implementation of integrated financial management information system. Thus, this research is used ordinary least squares regression econometric model to show the relation between outcome and explanatory variables. From 237 population, 148 were selected and the questionnaire is distributed to collect relevant survey data for this study. The result shows that all explanatory variables were statistically significant and all they are positive relation with the outcome variable. From the regression result, except management commitment all determinant factors show a good progress in supporting the implementation process, but the study observed that there is a weakness in management commitment. Consequently, the study recommended that the Ministry of Finance shall give a higher attention and need to evaluate the management commitment and shall improve other determinants such as information, communication infrastructure, human capital development, end-users’ commitment, and on-going support activities as well.


A Thesis submitted to Addis Ababa university department of Accounting and Finance, in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Accounting


Financial Management System, Government of Ethiopia, IFMIS Implementation Challenges,, Ministry of Finance