The Public Financial Management (PFM) Capabilities Assessment is a knowledge product that CABRI offers to its member and associate countries as part of its efforts to help improve the state of public finances across the African continent.
Assessments are conducted at the request of government counterparts. Consequently, the scope is defined in consultation with national authorities. Typically, the assessment complements the work of a country team participating in the public finance capacity building program.
Overall, the capacity assessment aims to achieve the following objectives:
- provide CABRI member countries with a diagnosis of the weaknesses and strengths of their PFM capacities so as to lay the groundwork for country-led reforms to build capacity;
- Enable CABRI and other PFM stakeholders to have a targeted approach to building PFM capacity, including a better match for peer learning activities and
- create qualitative and quantitative databases to facilitate the assessment of improvements in PFM capacity over time.