Governance & Operational Risk Assessments

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

FEI supports central and local governments to address the issue of improving governance by providing an experienced team of professionals to address a wide spectrum of topics including financial, procurement, and social issues.

The FEI team excels at:

Improving public sector governance, especially relating to the issue of fighting public sector corruption, is becoming increasingly salient both as a public policy objective and as a political issue. FEI helps governments to:

FEI has particular expertise in programs dealing with:

  • Internal control systems for fraud prevention – public and private sector Corruption-risk analysis and actions to mitigate potential risks
  • Communication and change-management programs to implement upgraded compliance systems
  • Financial management – public and private sector
  • Designing and implementing improved monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Improving local government performance regarding the quality and delivery of local services
  • Institutional capacity building and organizational strengthening/restructuring
  • Designing procurement plans for specific conditions and projects, monitoring the implementation of those plans, and strengthening the capacity of the institution and the staff in internationally accepted procurement policies and practices.


FEI Experts in Governance and Operational Risk Assessment

Lance Morrell, is a public finance specialist with more than 35 years of professional experience. Mr. Morrell has extensive public financial management experience at both the central and local government levels as well as experience involving institutional reform, organizational capacity building, and project management. Mr. Morrell was a staff member of the World Bank for over 22 years with more than 10 years of project experience in East Asia and an additional 12 years of project experience in Eastern and Southern Africa where he was a Lead Operations Officer responsible for leading teams in the design, implementation and evaluation projects primarily in the areas of local government and infrastructure development and institutional reform. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Morrell served as the Treasurer of a corporation and later as the Controller of a division of a major corporation and consulted with a major accounting firm. Since retiring from the World Bank, Mr. Morrell founded FEI Consulting LLC and has participated in a number of public financial management and institutional strengthening projects throughout the world for a wide range of clients. Mr. Morrell is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and he earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

Henry H. Kellam, III, Ph.D. has more than 30 years of experience in strengthening and promoting representative, responsive and effective local governance.  He has worked in more than 25 countries in Africa, the Middle-East, South-East Asia, South-West Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific. He specializes in decentralized public sector reform to support greater local autonomy and improve the delivery of public services with key stakeholders at all levels of government. He has served in various positions with numerous UN agencies, USAID, World Bank, NGOs and other bi-laterals as Project Director, CTA, Chief of Party and Team-Leader on numerous sustainable decentralization Programs. His expertise includes: citizen participation and training in local governance, participatory planning and integrated development processes; civil society participation for increased government accountability and transparency; planning for electoral processes; evaluating climate resilient and friendly infrastructure and services; disaster relief and humanitarian operations; and interventions for the poor and vulnerable affected by, HIV/AIDs, war, political injustice, famine or natural disasters.


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