The objective of the first PEFA Open Forum was for the PEFA Program to open a discussion about its achievements – as highlighted in the external evaluation conducted in 2011 – and latest developments, and more importantly, to launch the Phase 4 and discuss the strategic orientations of the Program with PEFA clients and practitioners. It represented the first step in the institutionalization of the broader PEFA outreach to its stakeholders.

The PEFA content of the ICGFM Conference started with a reception after the first day of the ICGFM Conference (Monday 30th April). Thursday 3rd May constituted the PEFA Open Forum proper, a full day of presentations and discussions. Friday 4th May offered a half day of PEFA assessment portal demo and a basic training session to all participants.