It is with great enthusiasm that CABRI will officially kick off the 2023 Building Public Finance Capabilities Programme, starting with a virtual launch on the 24 April 2023.
The BPFC is a 12-month action-learning programme to solve local public finance problems. It takes the view that Public Financial Management (PFM) does not lend itself to a one-size-fits-all approach and that, beyond the technical fixes, sustainable PFM reforms require the careful management of political and administrative constraints together with a deep understanding of the local context. The BPFC is unique in that it puts teams of government practitioners centre stage of PFM reforms as solutions are best developed by officials who have a deep understanding of their local context.
Following the launch, participants will follow a 5-week online course, which provides reflections on institutional reforms over the past 20 years and insights into using the Problem Driven Iterative Adaption (PDIA) approach for PFM reforms. Following the online course, teams will meet in South Africa for a 4-day framing workshop where they will unpack the public finance problem locally identified and find viable entry points in which they can take action in the upcoming months. After the workshop, participants will embark on the action-learning phase with the support of a CABRI coach, engaging key stakeholders and working in an iterative and adaptive manner as they uncover new learnings on the ground.
To learn more about the programme and if you want to participate, download our 2023 BPFC brochure.