The PEFA program’s training related activities aim at meeting four objectives:
Improve the quality of PEFA assessment reports.
Enhance government capacity to take ownership of the assessment process.
Enhance donors’ awareness of the assessment process and coordination of their contributions.
Improve understanding of how to make use of PEFA reports for various purposes.
Training activities are, therefore, targeted at assessment planners and managers – typically officials from governments’ central finance institutions and international development agencies – as well as at assessors – typically private sector consultants, government technical experts and public financial management (PFM) experts from international development agencies. However, parliamentary committee members, researchers and civil society representatives with an interest in PFM issues may also benefit from PEFA training,
The note on ‘Good Practices in Applying the PFM Performance Measurement Framework’ highlights the importance of planning a training session for the involved stakeholders and the assessment team prior to embarking on the assessment itself. Such training may be delivered at training institutions which offer PEFA courses or may be arranged on an ad hoc basis in-country. ,
The PEFA Secretariat’s capacity to organize and deliver PEFA training is intentionally kept limited. The PEFA Program aims at developing capacity among permanent training institutions to deliver PEFA training in relation to other PFM training activities. Therefore, the Secretariat is able to support only a small number of training courses annually. The Secretariat’s support is provided on request by the organizing institution. Training in connection with global and regional PFM events aimed at a wide audience will be given priority.
The PEFA Secretariat’s services include:
development of standard training materials
advice to trainers and training institutions on how to organize PEFA training
support to facilitation in terms of e.g. on-site co-facilitation with other trainers or delivery by video/audio link of a ‘question & answer' session