high level officials who take decisions on undertaking or commissioning a PEFA assessment
government officials and staff of international development agencies who plan, oversee or manage PEFA assessments
government officials and staff of international development agencies who expect to make use of PEFA assessment reports for PFM reform discussions or for taking decisions on support operations
assessors – including government officials, international development agency staff and private sector consultants - who need to understand how to conduct a quality assessment
However, material can be used by anyone wanting to get information about PEFA methodology.
2. Is PEFA training a substitute for a Public Financial Management (PFM) course?
PEFA training and PFM courses do not have the same purpose. PEFA training may be considered as a part of a PFM course, but is specifically a tool helping in PFM diagnostics. One needs at least some basic PFM skills to understand PEFA. There are many PFM aspects which are not dealt with by PEFA, or which may need detailed (drill down) approaches. A PFM course may include a PEFA module, but will deal with many other aspects.
3. Is the PEFA training material free?
Yes, PEFA training material is a public good available for dissemination, and is totally free.
4. What is the cost of a PEFA training session?
Costs depends on the circumstances, but usually three elements should be considered, namely (i) event and venue management (ii) cost of the training facilitation team (iii) participants’ logistical costs .The PEFA Secretariat, when providing advice or contributing to delivering a training event, does not charge for its input.
5. How can PEFA material be used?
The material can be used as it is provided on this website, or it may be modified according to specific audience or purpose. In any case, it has to be clearly disclosed if the original material is used. Anyone modifying this material should not display the PEFA logo but bear only the presenter’s name and logo.
6. Are there any prerequisites for being PEFA trained?
Anyone with a basic understanding of PFM systems can benefit from PEFA training. The facilitators have to adapt the content to their audience skills and objectives.
7. How can I know where and when a PEFA training session will takes place?
Check regularly our website. Information may also be found on Train4dev website and various major stakeholders’ websites.
8. May I reproduce PEFA training material?
Yes. PEFA training material is shared on this website as a public good to those who have registered to obtain access. To register click on the link on the top right of the Home page. Please include the PEFA logo if using the material as is. If you modify the material do not include the PEFA logo.
9. Are there standards on training organizations?
No, it depends on many factors and circumstances, such as skills and number of participants, time available, being a core PEFA course or not etc.
However, experience shows that a full PEFA course needs at least 2 days. Case studies, which are essential to understand PEFA methodology, should be included as much as possible. Additional time for experience sharing is usually useful and well appreciated.
10. Is there a training certification?
No, the PEFA program does not offer any PEFA training certification, nor of trainers delivering PEFA courses or of participants who have completed a course.