• Budget reliability
  • Transparency of public finances
  • Management of assets and liabilities
  • Policy-based fiscal strategy and budgeting
  • Predictability and control in budget execution
  • Accounting and reporting
  • External scrutiny and audit

Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) is a tool for assessing the status of public financial management. A PEFA assessment provides a thorough, consistent and evidence-based analysis of PFM performance at a specific point in time. The PEFA methodology can be reapplied in successive assessments to track changes over time.

Assessments

  • 606 PEFA Assessments Worldwide
  • 24 Planned Assessments
  • 379 Publicly Accessible Assessments

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Announcements

The PEFA Secretariat has strengthened the existing requirements for quality assurance and introduced quality index thresholds on both (i) the extent to which report coverage complies with the recommended structure and format set out in PEFA 2016; and (ii) the extent to which indicator and dimension scores and supporting narrative comply with PEFA 2016 measurement guidance and evidence requirement. 

User Guidance

Are you considering a PEFA assessment? Do you have questions about the process?

The PEFA Handbook is the primary source for user guidance materials for managers, assessors and other stakeholders on PEFA 2016.

PEFA News

Le Secrétariat PEFA Secretariat cherche à recueillir des retours sur un projet de Volume IV du Manuel PEFA: L’utilisation du PEFA pour les réformes de la gestion des finances publiques.

Consultation ouverte jusqu’au 11 avril 2019

 

Events

May 11, 2019 to May 12, 2019

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Research & Impact

This book examines the interplay between public financial management (PFM) and other key aspects of governance in low- and middle-income countries, using the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework and related data sets to measure the quality of PFM systems. The PEFA framework was developed on the premise that effective PFM institutions and systems play a crucial role in the implementation of national policies for development and poverty reduction. It is part of a broader set of initiatives aimed at strengthening public sector governance frameworks.