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PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REFORMS in UGANDA. A PRSC PERSPECTIVE M ARIUS K OEN Financial Management Unit AFRICA: OPERATIONAL QUALITY & KNOWLEDGE SECTOR. SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION. Nature of the PRSC Structure of the PRSC Program Main Actors in the PFM-sector

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Public financial management reforms in uganda
PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REFORMS in UGANDA

A PRSC PERSPECTIVE

MARIUS KOEN

Financial Management Unit

AFRICA: OPERATIONAL QUALITY & KNOWLEDGE SECTOR

Budget Management & Financial Accountability Course


Summary of presentation
SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION

  • Nature of the PRSC

  • Structure of the PRSC Program

  • Main Actors in the PFM-sector

  • Historical perspective of PFM Analytics supporting reforms

  • Salient successes & achievements during the PRSC Program

  • Developments influencing the direction of the PFM-reform program

  • Challenges for the sector

Budget Management & Financial Accountability Course


Nature of the prsc in uganda
NATURE OF THE PRSC in UGANDA

A Grant/Credit of $150 mil. - Poverty Red. Support Opertn.

  • Annual, but based on a long-term perspective for poverty reduction

  • Support UG Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP)

  • Emphasize service delivery & rural development (results-oriented, focused on outcomes benefiting the poor)

  • Partnership-oriented involving coordination of DPs

    ADJUSTMENT OPERATION

    SUPPORTED BY MOST DEV. PARTNERS

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Structure of the prsc program
STRUCTURE OF THE PRSC PROGRAM

PILLAR 1: Framework for Econ. Growth & Structural Transformation

PILLAR 2: Good Governance & Security

PILLAR 3: Enhance Ability of Poor to Raise their Incomes

PILLAR 4: Increasing Quality of Life of the Poor

OTHER FOCUS AREAS

  • Infant & Maternal Mortality Rates

  • Gender Issues

  • Results Orientation (M&E)

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Main actors in the pfm sector
MAIN ACTORS IN THE PFM-SECTOR

COORDINATED BY PEMCOM

  • Ministry of Fin, Planning & Economic Dev. (MoFPED)

  • Accountant General’s Office

    • Treasury/Accounts Dept.

    • Internal Audit

    • Treasury Inspectorate

  • Office of the Auditor General

  • Min.of Local Govt. Inspectorate Deptartment

  • Ministry of Public Service

  • Development Partners

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Historical perspective of pfm analyitcs supporting reforms
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF PFM ANALYITCS SUPPORTING REFORMS

  • CFAA & CPAR issued January 2001

  • HIPC Tracking Assessment in Fall 2001

  • HIPC Update in 2002

  • PEAP revision October 2003 (Govt. driven)

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Salient successes achievements during the prsc program
SALIENT SUCCESSES & ACHIEVEMENTS DURING THE PRSC PROGRAM

  • Strengthened Legal & Regulatory Framework

  • Info on Actual Spending on Frontline Basic Services using Expenditure Tracking Surveys

  • Established a PFM Sector Committee - PEMCOM

  • Procured IFMS

  • Quality & Timely Audited Accounts (Central Govt.)

  • Improved Chart of Accounts (MDAs & LAs) & IPSAS

  • Improved CCS (AOs fully responsible under PFAA)

  • Capacity Building (EFMP II, LGDP & FAP)

    • Training programs

    • Employment of graduates (support team)

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Salient successes achievements during the prsc program cont d
SALIENT SUCCESSES & ACHIEVEMENTS DURING THE PRSC PROGRAM (cont’d)

  • Improved Fin Reporting and Auditing at LA’s

  • Strengthened & Professionalised Internal Audit

  • Strengthened Capacity in OAG

    • Audit techniques

    • Training programs

    • VFM audits

    • IFMS preparation

  • Agreed Audit Strategy for over 900 (sub-counties)

  • Strengthened Capacity in PAC

  • Strengthen Accountability: Issuing Treasury Memo’s

  • Regularized Unreconciled Accounts with BOU

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Developments influencing the direction of the pfm reforms
DEVELOPMENTS INFLUENCING THE DIRECTION OF THE PFM-REFORMS (cont’d)

  • Govt. PEAP Update of Oct 2003 to be finalised in 2004

  • Updated CFAA, & CPAR in January 2004

  • HIPC Tracking Assessment Update in Feb 2004

  • DFID Fiduciary Risk Assessment in Feb/March 2004

  • CIFA will take from CFAA,CPAR, PER, & HIPC. One consolidated PFM Action Plan feeding into the Joint CAS as well as PRSC/PRBS by DPs

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Challenges for the sector
CHALLENGES FOR THE SECTOR (cont’d)

  • Enforcement of PFAA & Regulations

  • Roll-out of IFMS

  • Re-organisation of Acc. Genl’s Office

  • Decentralisation of Internal Audit Function

  • Sustain Capacity Building Efforts

  • Resolve Independence Issue of Aud. Genl.

  • Implement Strategy for Audit of Local Govt.

  • PAC catch up with backlog and Treasury Memoranda

  • Improve Payroll & Pension Systems

  • Development of Performance Indicators (M&E)

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