Volume III of the PEFA Handbook—Preparing the PEFA Report—is now available to PEFA users. Volume III expands on the PEFA 2016 framework document by providing supplementary guidance on all components of the expected structure of the report. It also provides a description of the information to be included in the report. Volume III includes also a template on how to prepare a PEFA report  to help the assessment teams in preparing the PEFA assessment reports by showing how information is to be recorded and presented in the report.

The first three volumes of the PEFA Handbook have been developed and finalized by the PEFA Secretariat: 

  • Volume I: PEFA Assessment Process-Planning, Managing and Using PEFA which provides guidance to PEFA users and other stakeholders on the key phases and steps in the PEFA assessment process.
  • Volume II: PEFA Assessment Fieldguide which provides detailed technical guidance on scoring the 31 performance indicators and 94 dimensions of PEFA 2016 including data requirements and sources, calculation and definitions.
  • Volume III: Preparing the PEFA Report which sets out a template and instructions for preparing the PEFA report.
  • Volume IV: Supplementary Information for Assessing PFM Performance which will provide information on the relationship between PEFA 2016 and other complementary diagnostic tools and the potential for supplementing a PEFA assessment with other information.

Volume IV will be developed and users will be informed when the volume is available.