PEFA Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of the PEFA Self-paced E-Course, that is available for all to access on Open Learning Campus (OLC) and edX platforms. All interested in Public Financial Management are invited to register and take the course.

Watch the video invitation by Srinivas Gurazada, Head of PEFA Secretariat and the video e-course presentation below:

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Every country faces the challenge of how to use public resources efficiently and effectively. Without good public financial management (PFM), governments may find it challenging to use public funds to deliver essential services or focus on their long - term goals.

How can countries' PFM be evaluated in a way that supports sustainable development? With the PEFA Framework, we can assess and understand the strengths and weaknesses of a country's PFM system and use this information to support  improvements. The PEFA Framework has become the gold standard for assessing PFM performance – with over 650 assessments done in over 150 countries around the world at all income levels.

This four-module self-paced e-learning course will provide an introduction to the PEFA Framework, how to understand and use it, and the process involved. The course also presents examples, offers guidance documents and background material. Participants will be invited to complete quizzes to test their understanding throughout the course. Participants will receive a course completion certificate after successfully completing all quizzes in each of the four modules.


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Module 0 - Course Overview 

  • Welcome to the course; overview Of the modules 

Module 1- Introducing PEFA 

  • What is PFM, how PEFA measures PFM performance 

Module 2 - What is the PEFA Framework 

  • The core concepts and principles Of the PEFA Framework 

Module 3 - How to apply the PEFA Framework 

  • What the PEFA indicators and dimensions measure 

Module 4 - Managing a PEFA Assessment 

  • The different steps of a standard PEFA assessment process, role of different stakeholders, and  using PEFA as an input for PFM improvements.
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