Introduction to Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA)
This course will provide an introduction to the PEFA Framework, how to understand and use it, and the process involved. The course also presents examples, offers guidance documents and background material. Participants will be invited to complete quizzes to test their understanding throughout the course. Participants will receive a course completion certificate after successfully completing the final quiz.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Public financial management (PFM) is about how countries organize and manage public resources, revenue, and expenditure, to pursue sustainable development. The PEFA program provides a framework to assess a country's PFM performance which allows governments to identify the strengths and weaknesses and undertake reform. This eLearning module will explain how improving PFM helps countries to support sustainable development, what the PEFA Program is, and the role the PEFA framework.
What is PEFA Framework
The PEFA Framework is a tool for assessing PFM performance. It helps governments understand their PFM systems and design and implement country-specific reform programs to improve their performance. This eLearning module will help you understand what the PEFA framework is, its key concepts and principles; and how it can be used to support governments to assess their PFM systems.
How to Apply the PEFA Framework
The PEFA Framework is composed by 7 pillars of performance, 31 indicators, and 94 dimensions. Each dimension is scored, A to D, which identifies different levels of alignment with international good practices. The better the alignment with international standards, the better the performance of a country's PFM system. This eLearning module will explain how to use indicators and dimensions to evaluate PFM performance.
Managing a PEFA Assessment
The PEFA framework has become the recognized standard for assessing PFM performance. A well-planned process that involves all key stakeholders is essential for efficient completion of a comprehensive, evidence-based PEFA assessment. This eLearning module will show you how the standard PEFA assessment follows a ten-step process.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through World Bank Group, a partner institute of EdX.
2-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$5
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
This eLearning course will help you gain an introduction to the PEFA assessment framework.
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