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Book Launch

Beyond the Annual Budget: Global Experience with Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks

To be launched on Monday, 19 November 2012, MC C2-131, 12:30pm-2:00pm, this publication provides a comprehensive review of worldwide experience with MTEFs, looking at countries both with and without MTEFs from 1990 to 2008.
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The PEFA Program was founded in December 2001. It is a partnership between the World Bank, the European Commission, the IMF, and the governments of France, Norway, Switzerland and the UK...

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BOOST strengthens public expenditure policy outcomes and accountability by improving the quality of expenditure data, facilitating rigorous expenditure analysis and improving fiscal transparency.


Getting started

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World Bank Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) explore how national authorities can use public spending to address development challenges and achieve their policy goals. Public Expenditure Reviews typically examine the sustainability of public expenditure, the alignment between expenditure allocations and policy objectives and the means by which the authorities can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public spending.

Click HERE to search the PER database | Click HERE to learn more about PERs.

Publications and Research

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East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia

Over two-thirds of OECD countries now include performance informataion in their budget documents. The World Bank works with developing countries to strengthen the link between budgets, outputs, and outcomes.

Contact Us

The Public Finance core team includes:

Adrian Fozzard
Cem Dener
Blanca Moreno Dodson
Jona Frank
Raul Junquera Varela

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Linda Van Gelder, Former Public Sector & Governance Director speaks at the OECD Global Forum about Public Expenditure Management Reform


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