Public Financial Management Reforms in Post-Conflict Countries: Synthesis Report
Reforms of public financial management (PFM) systems are a key area of support that development partners and the World Bank in particular provide in many post-conflict environments. A new eight-country comparative study captures experiences, successes, and challenges with PFM reforms in post-conflict contexts in systematic ways. Country cases include Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, and West Bank and Gaza. The study is a joint product by the World Bank's PREM Public Sector Governance Unit and the WB’s Global Center for Conflict, Security, and Development. The review draws a number of granular lessons about what has worked and why and also explores the connection to overall state-building and improvements in service delivery. It develops a set of recommendations in particular with regards to remaining challenges.