The PEFA program’s network comprises three elements:
The PEFA Community – a virtual community comprising any PFM practitioner with an interest in PEFA
The PEFA Open Forum – an annual event that provides opportunity for face-to-face interaction between PFM practitioners and institutions on the one hand and the PEFA Steering Committee and the PEFA Secretariat on the other hand.
As a mean to maintain a contact with the community of the PEFA stakeholders, the PEFA Secretariat invites all interested PFM practitioners to join the ‘PEFA Community’ as individuals or in an institutional capacity. This community is a self-selected group. There are no selection criteria or conditions to be met. The PEFA Community members will be added to the distribution list of PEFA News (NewsFlash and PEFAlerts). Members will also be able to apply for a login password (see top right hand side) which will allow them to access training materials and other resources.
It is planned to initiate online meetings for PEFA Community and/or establish an online platform for PEFA related discussions. Suggestions for practical technical solutions to those developments will be welcomed by the PEFA Secretariat. Please send us your ideas by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PEFA Open Forum
An additional means to maintain a close contact with the community of the PEFA stakeholders, an annual open PEFA Forum will be organized as a regular stakeholders' event to provide an opportunity to interact with the PEFA community on a specific PEFA agenda.
The event will be global and open to any interested parties such as country governments, international development agencies, standard setting bodies, professional associations, private sector consultants and civil society organizations. The forum will include presentations of the latest developments of the PEFA Program and outlook on planned activities and will provide an opportunity for discussing general direction of the program, its impact and additional activities. It will also be an opportunity to showcase good practices in conducting and using PEFA assessments and to get non-PEFA partners’ views on the Program and discuss challenges at country and institutional level and their possible solutions.
The first ‘Open Forum on PEFA’ marked the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program and the launch of PEFA phase IV. It took place in Miami, USA on May 3, 2012 in connection with the The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) International Conference on “PFM in the 21st Century – The Public Financial Management (PFM) Architecture, Institutions and Tools to meet the Challenges of the Modern World”.