Drawing on Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability assessment scores from 118 countries, this paper provides the first comparative analysis of public financial management performance in small Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
This report was prepared by the PEFA Secretariat to assess the extent to which PEFA concept notes (CN) or terms of reference (ToR) reach the Secretariat for review, the quality of the documents at the draft stage, and the extent to which PEFA Secretariat comments are integrated into the final versions.
This study was commissioned by the OECD DAC Task Force on Public Financial Management, under the auspices of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness. As an update to PEFA’s 2004 mapping exercise, it identified and described the internationally used – or in an advanced stage of development – analytical/diagnostic tools in PFM at the time and identified knowledge gaps where custodians of assessment tools could improve collaboration and reduce transaction costs.
This paper was prepared by the Head of the PEFA Secretariat was presented to the annual conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (USA) in Washington DC on October 13, 2011. It is based on the data gathered and analyzed in the PEFA Monitoring Report 2010.
This study commissioned by the PEFA Secretariat, at the request of the PEFA partners, to determine the feasibility of developing a tool for assessing the performance of tax administrations that would be a drill down from, or a companion to PEFA. The study concluded that a diagnostic tool for tax administration was technically feasible and suggested a possible design for the tool. This study was the genesis for TADAT.
This report updated the 2008 PEFA Study (Assessing the Impact of the PEFA Framework, June 2008) which analyzed the impact of introducing PEFA on governments and development partners, based on thirteen country cases. The study analyzed both development partners’ and governments’ views of PEFA. This updated version from May 2011 covered the same 13 countries and documented, when possible, the full range of PFM diagnostics conducted in the selected countries.
This is the first independent assessment of the PEFA program. It was commissioned by the seven partner agencies almost 10 years after the program was launched. The evaluation was conducted by a team of independent consultants and the findings and recommendations are based on document analysis and interviews with key stakeholders and country visits.
This survey identifies the extent of the use of PEFA assessments in internal processes of the seven PEFA partners. The survey covers the existence of formal guidelines, the use of PEFA assessments over time, the significance of PEFA assessments, the method of using a PEFA assessment/ indicators, the level of results sharing and the quality assurance arrangements required before using a PEFA assessment.
This was a joint product by the Public Sector Governance Unit and the Global Center for Conflict, Security, and Development in the World Bank in partnership with the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure at the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
This report surveys the experience of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries with public financial management reform. Drawing upon a variety of sources, including PEFA assessments, country financial accountability assessments, public expenditure reviews, and other documents and reports, and augmented as necessary by interviews with leading reformers, the report seeks to address several major questions.