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.