BOOTCAMP: Municipal PEFA
DATE: July 1, 2014
TIME: 5:15 pm
Tunisia, Tunis, July 1, 2014
The Tunisia FM Team, with support from the PEFA Secretariat, organized a Municipal PEFA Boot Camp.
The objective was to raise awareness about the tool and its application in a sub-national and municipal context. Jean-Michel Champomier from the PEFA Secretariat (making a short stop-over on his way back from France to Washington) delivered most of the content, which included three short case studies. The 17 participants were from the municipality of Sfax, which is planning to conduct a PEFA this year lead by AFD (Agence Francaise de Developpement), with PPIAF funding, from the Ministry of Finance (Budget, Accounting, Local Government Unit), from the CFAD (Training Center for Local governments) and from the Parliament (adviser at the Budget and Finance Committee) as well as from donors including AFD, EU, GIZ, and SECO.
The tool is already well known in Tunisia because of the 2010 central government PEFA. However, it has never been used in the Maghreb even if interest for use at this level is rising in Morocco (Agadir, Marrakech) and in Tunisia. The Financial Management unit plans to roll-out the tool in additional municipalities with funds received from the Country Management Unit.