Disaster Response: A Public Financial Management Review Toolkit

The Post-Disaster Public Financial Management (PD-PFM) Review and Engagement framework was prepared by Leah April and Richard Sutherland of the World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice.

It is an analytical instrument that seeks to help countries build resilient, responsive public financial management (PFM) systems by pinpointing critical PFM policies, practices, and procedures that can be strengthened to improve a government’s capability to respond more efficiently and effectively to natural disasters and other catastrophic events, without loss of the integrity and accountability. The PD-PFM Review focuses on four key elements of the PFM system: legal and institutional foundations; budget appropriation arrangements; financial management controls; and procurement arrangements

The objective of the PD-PFM Review is to help countries assess the capability of their PFM systems to respond to natural disasters by measuring the extent to which disaster-response considerations are integrated into key PFM functions and activities.

Disaster Response (English)