The PFM capabilities assessment is a knowledge product CABRI offers to its member and associate countries as part of its effort to help improve the state of public finances across the African continent.
The assessments are conducted based on request from government counterparts. Accordingly, the scope is defined in consultation with country officials. Typically, the assessment complements the work of a country team participating in the Building Public Finance Capabilities programme.
Overall, the capabilities assessment seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- providing CABRI member countries with a diagnosis of the weaknesses and strengths in their PFM capabilities in a way that lays the groundwork for country-driven reforms to build capabilities,
- allowing CABRI and other stakeholders in the field of PFM to have a targeted approach to building PFM capabilities, including better matching for peer learning activities and
- building qualitative and quantitative databases facilitating assessment of improvements in PFM capabilities over time.