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PEFA at 20 Years and Beyond            


Improving public financial management,

supporting sustainable development  



1 and 2 December 2021: 8:00 AM ET/ 1:00 PM UTC


OBJECTIVES ET AGENDA - Français                                     


Detailed Agenda and Speakers in the CONFERENCE LEAFLET.


PEFA Secretariat is celebrating its 20-Year Anniversary by organizing a virtual conference on December 1 and 2. The conference is open to all policy makers, practitioners, academics and development partners to discuss the role of PFM in building green, resilient, and inclusive development, and in supporting recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event is in English with simultaneous translation in French and Spanish.


Video Recordings






Since 2005, PEFA assessment framework has become the acknowledged standard for PFM diagnostic tools – and has been used in more than 150 countries with over 650 assessment reports.  Countries at different levels of income and development have successfully used PEFA, both at the national and the subnational levels, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their PFM systems and develop PFM reform improvements.


PFM systems have been under pressure under evolving situations and challenges over the last two decades. Those pressures are particularly evident right now. Meaningful climate action will require a significant scaling up of both public and private finance. At the same time, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) identified an “accountability gap” in over two-thirds of the 120 countries studied where governments fell short of managing their policy responses in a transparent and accountable manner during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The sheer amounts of public investments and the critical nature of service delivery underline the need to revisit and put in place strong, effective, and adaptive PFM systems that uphold efficiency, effectiveness, and equity while supporting emergency responses.



The virtual PEFA conference will:

  • Look back at the journey PEFA has had as a gold standard PFM diagnostic tool over the last 20 years, through the lens of PEFA Partners and beneficiaries.
  • Discuss why and how PFM matters in tackling climate change; building more inclusive services in the recovery from the COVID-19; and rebuilding trust in institutions.
  • Launch PEFA’s annual conversation series and the PEFA e-learning course.

On the second day, during a PEFA Product Marketplace the participants will have the opportunity to learn more about PEFA tools such as the PEFA 2016 framework and the revised guidance for the Subnational Government (SNG) assessments as well as its new supplementary Frameworks on the PEFA climate and the PEFA gender.




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