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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)

Budget Management & Financial Accountability Course

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)

Budget Management & Financial Accountability Course

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)

Budget Management & Financial Accountability Course

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
  • 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
  • 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)

Budget Management & Financial Accountability Course

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