Updated December 05, 2022
Ayako Yamaguchi-Eliou is a National Consultant with the Reform Coordination Unit in the Ministry of Finance, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Her focus is on Public Financial Management (PFM) reform, specifically on budgeting. In her role as a National Consultant, she provides capacity building and performance improvement to local staff to further institutionalize PFM reforms. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Ayako served as the Performance Audit Manager from 2015 to 2018 in the Office of the Auditor-General.
Ms. Yamaguchi-Eliou graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, with a degree in Business Administration. She returned home after graduating from college in 2012 and began her career, first as a Performance Based Budgeting Coordinator, and later as a Performance Improvement Manager, at the Ministry of Health.
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Holds Successful IGFOA Winter Meeting in Honolulu
Feb 19, 2023Monique
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) held its Winter Meeting in Honolulu from February 14-17, 2023. This was the first time since 2019 that the IGFOA had an opportunity to meet in person, and the theme for this year's conference was "Resetting." The conference was a...More Info
ELDP Participants Learn to Navigate Leadership Roles in the Pacific Islands
Dec 28, 2022Monique
The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives held the first session of the 2023 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 and...More Info
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.