The Steering Committee comprises representatives from each of the Partners. For members of the PEFA Steering Committee click here (pdf 312.2 KB)
The Steering Committees responsibilities are to:
approve the objectives, targets and scope of activities for the PEFA Program,
mobilize the resources necessary to implement the PEFA Program,
decide on operational strategies and procedures for the Program's activities,
approve the annual work plan and budgets for the PEFA Program,
review implementation of the PEFA Program,
decide the criteria for the use of the PEFA brand name,
approve terms of reference for the Chair of the Steering Committee and for the Public Expenditure Working Group,
decide if and when any addition of Partners is desirable and the membership criteria that may apply.
Consistent with the partnership aspects of the PEFA collaboration, Steering Committee members undertake to keep each other informed on relevant progress, in particular by provided information to other members related to:
upstream planning of all PFM analytical work,
implementation of PEFA assessments, whether lead, financed or otherwise supported by the partner,
publication of report, when in the lead,
internal use of PEFA assessment reports (general policy and procedures and considerations, inputs to other processes etc),
Training planned and undertaken on the PEFA Framework and Strengthened Approach,
The development of any other analytical/diagnostic tools related to PFM reforms
Lessons emerging from PEFA and other PFM activities as regards the first two dimensions of the Strengthened Approach and drawing attention to these lessons within their institution.
Planning of and findings from review/evaluation of partners' strategies, programs and projects with the purpose of supporting PFM systems improvement at country, regional and global levels. "The Steering Committee does not have responsibility for or purview over the operations of any of the partners."
Ordinary Steering Committee meetings take place regularly, typically twice a year. Each ordinary meeting is hosted by one of the Partners on a rotational basis. The meeting is normally chaired by the host Partner. At the end of each meeting, the Steering Committee agrees on the host, location, and tentative timing of the next meeting. Meetings of the Steering Committee may also take place, from time-to-time, via video and audio-conference. Between meetings, on-going consultation and coordination between the partners and with the Secretariat take place. Decisions are reached through consensus by the Partners during the Steering Committees meetings or via email correspondence.
Public Expenditure Working Group (‘PEWG’)
The Public Expenditure Working Group is a sub-committee of the PEFA Steering Committee for the purpose of technical development and maintenance of the Framework. The PEWG comprises technical representatives from the PEFA Partners and the Secretariat. The Secretariat is also responsible to ensure that resources are available for the PEWG to complete the tasks assigned to them in accordance with the PEFA Program’s annual work plans and budgets approved by the Steering Committee.