Getting things done: PFM reform in Africa

written by Tim McNaught

We recently wrote about the closing workshop we held in December, in collaboration with CABRI, for the Building PFM Capabilities in Africa program. There is now a summary event page on the CABRI website with all of the presentations from the seven participating country teams. During the workshop, each team presented on the progress they made on their self-identified problems over the previous six months, the lessons they learned, and their next steps.  Continue reading Getting things done: PFM reform in Africa

Learning to improve Sri Lanka’s business and investment climate using PDIA

written by Peter Harrington

This past week, the Building State Capability (BSC) program published two new papers about our work doing PDIA-in-practice in Sri Lanka.

The first paper is about working to improve Sri Lanka’s business and investment climate, and is the subject of this blog post. The second is about working to promote foreign direct investment in Sri Lanka, and will be covered in a separate post .  Continue reading Learning to improve Sri Lanka’s business and investment climate using PDIA

Building PFM Capabilities in Africa

written by Tim McNaught

For the past 30 years, governments across Africa have been implementing public financial management (PFM) reforms with mixed results. While budgets, laws and processes have improved, they are often not effectively implemented (Andrews 2010). Technical solutions, commonly copied from upper-income countries, do not always take into account the local context and can lead to capacity gaps and a lack of ownership when the project finishes and the consultants leave. Continue reading Building PFM Capabilities in Africa

Register now for the free PDIA online course targeted to climate change adaptation!

<update>: Registration is currently closed for this course.

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering The Practice of PDIA: Adapting to Climate Change, from September 24 – December 17, 2017.  Continue reading Register now for the free PDIA online course targeted to climate change adaptation!

Registration for our free PDIA online course is now open!

written by Salimah Samji

<update>: Registration is currently closed for this course.

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering The Practice of PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results once again, from September 3 – December 17, 2017.  Continue reading Registration for our free PDIA online course is now open!