- PEFA Program
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- PEFA Network
- Assessment Portal
PEFA Data contains the most recent status of a national or sub national PEFA assessment in any given country as of December 23, 2014. The data is updated on a six-monthly basis in which PEFA Partners and other agencies that lead PEFA assessments are contacted about the status of their assessments. The PEFA Secretariat collects and verifies this information before updating the assessment portal. PFM assessment reports included in the assessment portal have scored at least 2/3 of the PEFA indicator set. For those reports that have also undergone the PEFA CHECK quality review process (launched in May 2012), they are recognized accordingly in the country assessment review overview.
The World Bank Group’s regional classification is used for the Region filter. For those assessed countries which are not classified in a region by the World Bank Group they are entered in the closest geographical regional cluster or in the case of overseas territories fall under their respective parent administrative country.
The countries included under the Country tab are only those countries which have planned, or completed a PEFA assessment at the draft, final, or public stage.
A lead agency is the agency primarily responsible for managing the PEFA assessment. An abbreviation is used for most lead agencies, a list of all the abbreviations and corresponding full name of the agencies may be found here.
Other agencies involved provide a supporting role to the lead agency in a PEFA assessment. It is assumed that the government provides a supporting role in all PEFA assessments lead by another organization, therefore, they are not listed. A list of all the abbreviations and corresponding full name of the agencies may be found here.
The Status of Assessment is determined by the lead agency of an assessment. This information is collected on a biannual basis. Public PEFA assessments are available publicly, final assessment reports are considered finalized but have yet to be made available to the public. In some cases, reports have been finalized for an extended period of time and will likely not be made public. Draft PEFA assessment reports have yet to be finalized, and planned PEFA assessments have not begun or may have recently started but have yet to yield a draft assessment report. For a list of the status of all assessments select all of the statuses and click “Apply”.
After selecting the filters and clicking “Apply” a list will appear under Assessment Portal Data Results. This list may be exported as an Excel or PDF file by clicking on the relevant icon.
The Date of Report for public, final, and draft assessments is the date listed on the cover of the PEFA assessment report.
For more specific PEFA assessment information, including a link to the assessment report, click on (view) under Status of Assessments.
The Assessment Report Overview page, reached by clicking on (view) under Status of Assessments on the Assessment Portal Data Results page or (view) in the pop-up window on the Map page, provides the most detailed information in the assessment portal at the report level.
The Date of Main Mission is recognized as the official starting date of a PEFA assessment. The assessment team starts their work in country at this point in time.
An assessment report is considered public when it is posted on the web. For some reports, the Date Posted on Web may also reflect the date of an official letter distributed by the government informing the public that the report is public, even if it has yet to be posted on the web.
While some countries have developed their own administrative systems, largely free from foreign influence, many have been significantly influenced by former colonial governing powers or other outside powers for cultural, language, and other reasons. The Origin of Administrative Heritage provides a reference point for this influence. For those countries that have been largely free from foreign influence, they are categorized as “Other/Mixed”.
PEFA assessment reports often follow the suggested format in the PEFA Framework booklet (commonly referred to as the Blue Book) but may not, or the report may be imbedded in a larger report. The Report Type is divided into 3 categories:
The Performance Indicator Set Summary provides the score of each performance indicator and dimension and a summary description of each dimension when available. Each summary description is extracted verbatim from the report. The page from which the description is extracted is referenced.