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CONFERENCE (April 26—27)

English is the nominated language for the conference. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in French and Spanish.

 

April 25, 2016

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Registration of Conference Participants

08:00 - 08:30

Registration of Training Participants

08:30 - 09:00

INTRODUCTION

08:30 - 08:45

OVERVIEW OF DAY 1 AND MAPPING OUT DAY 2

08:45 - 10:30

PEFA ASSESSMENT PROCESS cont.

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks

We will hear from the Bridge Collaborative Advisory Council leadership to open the conversation and set the stage. These leaders will introduce the need for rapid, massive cross-sector impact, and share two challenges they see in reaching that impact: gaps in leadership and gaps in evidence.

09:00 - 09:30

PEFA IN BRIEF

09:00 - 09:30

Principles & Guidance for Action: Making the Bridge Guidance Real

09:00 - 09:30

SESSION 1: CONFERENCE OPENING

Welcome participants Conference objectives

09:00 - 09:15

THE FUTURE OF PEFA – OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE ITS VALUE FOR PFM

Presentation of group session logistics and objectives. Discussions in groups should focus on: What can be expected from the PEFA going forward, including how PEFA could add even more value to PFM reform activities Scope for enhancing the use of PEFA while retaining its key principles and intrinsic value to users

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 1: PEFA at the subnational level

A sound PFM system is essential for the effective implementation of public policies and the achievement of intended budgetary outcomes. This is true not only at the national but also at the subnational level, given the increasing importance of provincial and local government structures in resource allocation and the provision of services to communities. While initially most of the PEFA Continue Reading »

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 2: Strengthening PFM systems through PEFA 2016

Public financial management is the linchpin between the resources available to governments, the delivery of services and achievement of policy objectives. If it is done well, a good public financial management system will ensure that all available revenue is collected efficiently and used appropriately and sustainably for the long term. Countries have been using PEFA to streamline their PFM reforms Continue Reading »

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 3: Using PEFA to improve internal control

An effective control system plays a vital role across different aspects of the public financial management system in addressing risks and providing reasonable assurance that operations meet the four control objectives: They are executed in an orderly, ethical, economical, efficient and effective manner; Accountability obligations are fulfilled; Applicable laws and regulations are complied with; and Resources are safeguarded against loss, Continue Reading »

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 4: What more could PEFA do in the future?

Since 2001 PEFA has become the acknowledged standard for PFM assessments, with more than 500 reports from 149 countries completed as at December 31, 2015. While PEFA is used to obtain a snapshot of PFM performance and its impact on the three budgetary outcomes – aggregate fiscal discipline, strategic allocation of resources, and efficient service delivery – it can also Continue Reading »

09:30 - 10:15

Exploration Cases

09:30 - 10:30

Failing Forward: Successes & Challenges for Cross-Sector Leadership

Much work has been done to drive cross-sector impact. What has been successful and what do we still need to solve in this space?

09:30 - 10:30

PEFA 2016: AN OVERVIEW

09:30 - 10:30

SESSION 2: PEFA – HOW DID WE GET HERE?

The PEFA 2016 Framework video launch PEFA Partners talk about: How they became involved in PEFA and how it has met their needs Why an upgrade was needed and their expectations for the future

10:15 - 10:30

Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 - 12:00

Brain Swarming – Break Out Sessions

In facilitated break out groups, revisit results chains through new topics, meeting new members of the network and learning diving into more detail on Bridge Collaborative results chain guidance.

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Air Pollution

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Climate Change

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Water Funds

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/tea break

10:30 - 10:45

Morning Refreshment Break

10:45 - 11:15

What will unlock cross-sector impact for health, development and environment?

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 12:30

PEFA AND PFM REFORM

11:00 - 12:30

PEFA FRAMEWORK

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 3: INTRODUCING PEFA 2016

Overview of PEFA 2016 Planning and consultation on the changes: the goals and principles Testing the upgrade Overview of PEFA 2016 Presentation of main changes Introduction to PEFA 2016 support (new website, new guidance and other supporting materials) PEFA 2016: General discussion Countries and development partners discuss the upgraded PEFA: How PEFA 2016 reflects the changing PFM landscape of the Continue Reading »

11:15 - 12:10

Failing Forward: Successes & Challenges for Cross-Sector Evidence

Health, development and environment all aim to be evidence based, but are coming up short on the evidence needed for action. What are the biggest challenges & opportunities to close evidence gaps?

11:30 - 13:00

Reporting back from discussion groups

Main messages and agenda for action to further strengthen the usefulness of PEFA

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & Young Leaders Discussion

12:10 - 12:30

The Bridge Collaborative

The Bridge Collaborative was founded to address some of the gaps in evidence and leadership being discussed. Hear about the Collaborative’s 10 year objectives, see the launch of the Collaborative’s Principles and Guidance and learn about proposed priorities for cross-sector leadership and action.

Speaker

  • Dr. Heather Tallis Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation - The Nature Conservancy
12:30 - 13:00

CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Air Pollution

Hands on session with real evidence from air pollution interventions. Test the Bridge Collaborative rubric and provide feedback live.

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Evidence Platforms

Hear from and explore opportunities with existing evidence platforms

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Water Funds

Hands on session with real evidence from water fund interventions. Test the Bridge Collaborative rubric and provide feedback live.

13:00 - 14:00

Evidence Evaluation – Break Out Sessions

In another round of facilitated break out sessions, explore the evidence evaluation elements of the Bridge Collaborative Principles and Guidance. Two break outs provide the opportunity to test the Collaborative’s evidence evaluation rubric on case examples, while a third explores existing evidence platforms.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

PEFA FRAMEWORK cont.

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 1

Food, Energy, Water & the Environment

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 2

Sanitation, Biodiversity & Health

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 3

Refugee Crisis

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogues: Cross-sector Pollination in Action

In interactive break out sessions, we will have a chance to engage in problem solving across sectors, using one of the Collaborative’s focal tools; results chains. Delegates can attend 1 from the following 3 sessions.

14:00 - 14:30

Reflections Live

We will hear live reflections from Bridge Collaborative members experiencing people’s engagements with the principles and guidance. What’s resonating? What’s hard? What needs to be improved?

14:00 - 15:30

SESSION 4: IMPACT OF PEFA ON PFM PERFORMANCE

Countries and development partners discuss the changing PFM landscape of the past decade, what PEFA has contributed to PFM reform to date: Key achievements and lessons learned in reforming PFM systems from using PEFA Regional trends Key themes and good practices in the use of PEFA as part of a PFM reform toolkit

14:30 - 15:30

Changing the Way We Work

The Bridge Collaborative Principles and Guidance provide a tool for working differently, but using such a tool can be hard in organizations largely designed for single-sector impact. In this session, we will hear from leaders who have succeeded in driving cross-sector work within institutions, learning from their experience and challenges.

14:45 - 15:30

What must we do together?

There are many on going efforts to work across sectors.  Where are there still gaps, and what are the essential porblems we must work on collectively for success?  This session will set the stage for a collaborative discussion around priorities for cross-sector leadership and action

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee/tea break

15:15 - 16:45

PEFA ASSESSMENT PROCESS

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee/Tea Break

15:45 - 16:45

Creative Tensions: Priorities for Action

In this highly interactive session, we will explore proposed priorities for cross sector action.

15:45 - 16:45

The Priorities

We will build off of the earlier Creative Tensions session, outcomes of the CEO Roundtable luncheon and results chain sessions to revisit and launch a set of community-driven priorities for cross-sector leadership and action.

16:00 - 18:00

Ice Breaker Reception and Early Registration

16:00 - 17:15

SESSION 5: PEFA AND OTHER PFM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

Thematic presentation on the taxonomy of PFM tools and the relationships between PEFA and other internationally recognized PFM diagnostic tools and good practice frameworks Proposals on how the links between tools can be strengthened

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

16:45 - 17:00

REVIEW OF DAY 1

16:45 - 17:30

The Year Ahead: Frontlines of Evidence & Action for Cross-Sector Impact

How can we move most powerfully as a community to affect change through cross-sector impact? Hear the plans of some of the field’s leading efforts and help identify ways we can act more effectively together.

17:00 - 18:30

Cocktail Reception at The Royal Society

17:15 - 17:40

SESSION 6: PLENARY CONCLUSION

Summary of the key messages and proposed next steps

17:40 - 18:30

SESSION 7: MARKET PLACE – PFM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

PEFA and other PFM diagnostic tools will be on display and representatives available to meet and discuss with participants PEFA Framework for Assessing Public Financial Management INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND – IMF Fiscal Transparency Code and Evaluation (FTE) PPP Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (P-FRAM) Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA) THE WORLD BANK BOOST Initiative to Promote Open Budgets Debt Management Performance Continue Reading »

19:30 - 22:00

Social Event

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome Reception

 

 

April 26, 2016

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Registration of Conference Participants

08:00 - 08:30

Registration of Training Participants

08:30 - 09:00

INTRODUCTION

08:30 - 08:45

OVERVIEW OF DAY 1 AND MAPPING OUT DAY 2

08:45 - 10:30

PEFA ASSESSMENT PROCESS cont.

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks

We will hear from the Bridge Collaborative Advisory Council leadership to open the conversation and set the stage. These leaders will introduce the need for rapid, massive cross-sector impact, and share two challenges they see in reaching that impact: gaps in leadership and gaps in evidence.

09:00 - 09:30

PEFA IN BRIEF

09:00 - 09:30

Principles & Guidance for Action: Making the Bridge Guidance Real

09:00 - 09:30

SESSION 1: CONFERENCE OPENING

  • Welcome participants
  • Conference objectives
09:00 - 09:15

THE FUTURE OF PEFA – OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE ITS VALUE FOR PFM

Presentation of group session logistics and objectives.

Discussions in groups should focus on:

  • What can be expected from the PEFA going forward, including how PEFA could add even more value to PFM reform activities
  • Scope for enhancing the use of PEFA while retaining its key principles and intrinsic value to users
09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 1: PEFA at the subnational level

A sound PFM system is essential for the effective implementation of public policies and the achievement of intended budgetary outcomes. This is true not only at the national but also at the subnational level, given the increasing importance of provincial and local government structures in resource allocation and the provision of services to communities.

While initially most of the PEFA assessments were carried out at the central government level, the number of assessments at the subnational level has been growing. As at the end of 2015, almost 40 percent of all the assessments have been undertaken at the subnational level.

The session will take stock of PEFA assessments at the subnational level and discuss the strengths and potential limitations of applying the PEFA framework at that level. It will touch upon the experience of a variety of subnational governments, including federated states inside a federal state, provinces, regions, districts, departments, and municipalities. These entities can have varying degrees of autonomy, and, depending on the particular features of the intergovernmental arrangements in place, have a significant influence on PFM systems and the three budgetary outcomes at both the subnational and national level.

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 2: Strengthening PFM systems through PEFA 2016

Public financial management is the linchpin between the resources available to governments, the delivery of services and achievement of policy objectives. If it is done well, a good public financial management system will ensure that all available revenue is collected efficiently and used appropriately and sustainably for the long term. Countries have been using PEFA to streamline their PFM reforms process and design action plans to guide the reforms. They have also used successive PEFA assessments as an internal monitoring and evaluation tool to better understand the reform progress.

The session will focus on how PEFA has contributed to public financial management reforms, the role it has played as a monitoring and evaluation tool to better understand PFM reform achievements; and how PEFA 2016 contributes to the design and implementation of PFM action plans and to tracking progress over time. Government officials who have been involved in managing and using PEFA assessments will present their experience and examples of good practice, and will provide the foundation for discussions on how the role of PEFA could be further strengthened in supporting their PFM reform programs, and achieving budgetary outcomes.

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 3: Using PEFA to improve internal control

An effective control system plays a vital role across different aspects of the public financial management system in addressing risks and providing reasonable assurance that operations meet the four control objectives:

  • They are executed in an orderly, ethical, economical, efficient and effective manner;
  • Accountability obligations are fulfilled;
  • Applicable laws and regulations are complied with; and
  • Resources are safeguarded against loss, misuse and damage.

The session will present good practice in using PEFA to strengthen internal control as well as related processes and institutions. It will explore options on how PEFA can be used to further improve and strengthen such arrangements. The enhancement to the PEFA 2016 Framework with regard to internal control will be explained and opportunities to enhance this role of PEFA will be discussed.

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 4: What more could PEFA do in the future?

Since 2001 PEFA has become the acknowledged standard for PFM assessments, with more than 500 reports from 149 countries completed as at December 31, 2015. While PEFA is used to obtain a snapshot of PFM performance and its impact on the three budgetary outcomes – aggregate fiscal discipline, strategic allocation of resources, and efficient service delivery – it can also provide a basis for information and analysis in other areas of good governance.

The session will explore initiatives to enhance the use of PEFA through, for example, transparency, gender responsive budgeting, and public administration reform. While these areas may not be part of PEFA, such reform initiatives could potentially provide valuable input and links to various elements of the PEFA framework promoting good governance. It will also explore and develop potential ideas for the next generation of PEFA.

09:30 - 10:15

Exploration Cases

09:30 - 10:30

Failing Forward: Successes & Challenges for Cross-Sector Leadership

Much work has been done to drive cross-sector impact. What has been successful and what do we still need to solve in this space?

09:30 - 10:30

PEFA 2016: AN OVERVIEW

09:30 - 10:30

SESSION 2: PEFA – HOW DID WE GET HERE?

The PEFA 2016 Framework video launch

PEFA Partners talk about:

  • How they became involved in PEFA and how it has met their needs
  • Why an upgrade was needed and their expectations for the future
10:15 - 10:30

Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 - 12:00

Brain Swarming – Break Out Sessions

In facilitated break out groups, revisit results chains through new topics, meeting new members of the network and learning diving into more detail on Bridge Collaborative results chain guidance.

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Air Pollution

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Climate Change

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Water Funds

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/tea break

10:30 - 10:45

Morning Refreshment Break

10:45 - 11:15

What will unlock cross-sector impact for health, development and environment?

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 12:30

PEFA AND PFM REFORM

11:00 - 12:30

PEFA FRAMEWORK

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 3: INTRODUCING PEFA 2016

Overview of PEFA 2016

  • Planning and consultation on the changes: the goals and principles
  • Testing the upgrade
  • Overview of PEFA 2016
  • Presentation of main changes
  • Introduction to PEFA 2016 support (new website, new guidance and other supporting materials)

PEFA 2016: General discussion

Countries and development partners discuss the upgraded PEFA:

  • How PEFA 2016 reflects the changing PFM landscape of the past decade and how it can add even more value to PFM reform activities
  • Lessons learned from testing and initial feedback
  • Managing the transition from the 2011 version
  • Key expectations of PEFA 2016
11:15 - 12:10

Failing Forward: Successes & Challenges for Cross-Sector Evidence

Health, development and environment all aim to be evidence based, but are coming up short on the evidence needed for action. What are the biggest challenges & opportunities to close evidence gaps?

11:30 - 13:00

Reporting back from discussion groups

Main messages and agenda for action to further strengthen the usefulness of PEFA

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & Young Leaders Discussion

12:10 - 12:30

The Bridge Collaborative

The Bridge Collaborative was founded to address some of the gaps in evidence and leadership being discussed. Hear about the Collaborative’s 10 year objectives, see the launch of the Collaborative’s Principles and Guidance and learn about proposed priorities for cross-sector leadership and action.

Speaker

  • Dr. Heather Tallis Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation - The Nature Conservancy
12:30 - 13:00

CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Air Pollution

Hands on session with real evidence from air pollution interventions. Test the Bridge Collaborative rubric and provide feedback live.

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Evidence Platforms

Hear from and explore opportunities with existing evidence platforms

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Water Funds

Hands on session with real evidence from water fund interventions. Test the Bridge Collaborative rubric and provide feedback live.

13:00 - 14:00

Evidence Evaluation – Break Out Sessions

In another round of facilitated break out sessions, explore the evidence evaluation elements of the Bridge Collaborative Principles and Guidance. Two break outs provide the opportunity to test the Collaborative’s evidence evaluation rubric on case examples, while a third explores existing evidence platforms.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

PEFA FRAMEWORK cont.

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 1

Food, Energy, Water & the Environment

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 2

Sanitation, Biodiversity & Health

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 3

Refugee Crisis

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogues: Cross-sector Pollination in Action

In interactive break out sessions, we will have a chance to engage in problem solving across sectors, using one of the Collaborative’s focal tools; results chains. Delegates can attend 1 from the following 3 sessions.

14:00 - 14:30

Reflections Live

We will hear live reflections from Bridge Collaborative members experiencing people’s engagements with the principles and guidance. What’s resonating? What’s hard? What needs to be improved?

14:00 - 15:30

SESSION 4: IMPACT OF PEFA ON PFM PERFORMANCE

Countries and development partners discuss the changing PFM landscape of the past decade, what PEFA has contributed to PFM reform to date:

  • Key achievements and lessons learned in reforming PFM systems from using PEFA
  • Regional trends
  • Key themes and good practices in the use of PEFA as part of a PFM reform toolkit
14:30 - 15:30

Changing the Way We Work

The Bridge Collaborative Principles and Guidance provide a tool for working differently, but using such a tool can be hard in organizations largely designed for single-sector impact. In this session, we will hear from leaders who have succeeded in driving cross-sector work within institutions, learning from their experience and challenges.

14:45 - 15:30

What must we do together?

There are many on going efforts to work across sectors.  Where are there still gaps, and what are the essential porblems we must work on collectively for success?  This session will set the stage for a collaborative discussion around priorities for cross-sector leadership and action

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee/tea break

15:15 - 16:45

PEFA ASSESSMENT PROCESS

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee/Tea Break

15:45 - 16:45

Creative Tensions: Priorities for Action

In this highly interactive session, we will explore proposed priorities for cross sector action.

15:45 - 16:45

The Priorities

We will build off of the earlier Creative Tensions session, outcomes of the CEO Roundtable luncheon and results chain sessions to revisit and launch a set of community-driven priorities for cross-sector leadership and action.

16:00 - 18:00

Ice Breaker Reception and Early Registration

16:00 - 17:15

SESSION 5: PEFA AND OTHER PFM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

  • Thematic presentation on the taxonomy of PFM tools and the relationships between PEFA and other internationally recognized PFM diagnostic tools and good practice frameworks
  • Proposals on how the links between tools can be strengthened
16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

16:45 - 17:00

REVIEW OF DAY 1

16:45 - 17:30

The Year Ahead: Frontlines of Evidence & Action for Cross-Sector Impact

How can we move most powerfully as a community to affect change through cross-sector impact? Hear the plans of some of the field’s leading efforts and help identify ways we can act more effectively together.

17:00 - 18:30

Cocktail Reception at The Royal Society

17:15 - 17:40

SESSION 6: PLENARY CONCLUSION

Summary of the key messages and proposed next steps

17:40 - 18:30

SESSION 7: MARKET PLACE – PFM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

PEFA and other PFM diagnostic tools will be on display and representatives available to meet and discuss with participants

PEFA
Framework for Assessing Public Financial Management

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND – IMF

  • Fiscal Transparency Code and Evaluation (FTE)
  • PPP Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (P-FRAM)
  • Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA)

THE WORLD BANK

  • BOOST Initiative to Promote Open Budgets
  • Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA)
  • The Procurement Framework

International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – INTOSAI
SAI Performance Measurement Framework (SAI PMF)

TADAT
Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE – ODI
Innovative Research and Technical Assistance for Public Financial Management Reform

ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT – OECD
Ten Principles of Good Budgetary Governance

THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC FINANCE AND ACCOUNTANCY – CIPFA
The Financial Management Model

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR FISCAL TRANSPARENCY – GIFT
Indicators of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy

INTERNATIONAL BUDGET PARTNERSHIP – IBP
The Open Budget Index

 

Join us also for the usability testing of the PEFA new website!

19:30 - 22:00

Social Event

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome Reception

 

 

April 27, 2016

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

Registration of Conference Participants

08:00 - 08:30

Registration of Training Participants

08:30 - 09:00

INTRODUCTION

08:30 - 08:45

OVERVIEW OF DAY 1 AND MAPPING OUT DAY 2

08:45 - 10:30

PEFA ASSESSMENT PROCESS cont.

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks

We will hear from the Bridge Collaborative Advisory Council leadership to open the conversation and set the stage. These leaders will introduce the need for rapid, massive cross-sector impact, and share two challenges they see in reaching that impact: gaps in leadership and gaps in evidence.

09:00 - 09:30

PEFA IN BRIEF

09:00 - 09:30

Principles & Guidance for Action: Making the Bridge Guidance Real

09:00 - 09:30

SESSION 1: CONFERENCE OPENING

Welcome participants Conference objectives

09:00 - 09:15

THE FUTURE OF PEFA – OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE ITS VALUE FOR PFM

Presentation of group session logistics and objectives. Discussions in groups should focus on: What can be expected from the PEFA going forward, including how PEFA could add even more value to PFM reform activities Scope for enhancing the use of PEFA while retaining its key principles and intrinsic value to users

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 1: PEFA at the subnational level

A sound PFM system is essential for the effective implementation of public policies and the achievement of intended budgetary outcomes. This is true not only at the national but also at the subnational level, given the increasing importance of provincial and local government structures in resource allocation and the provision of services to communities. While initially most of the PEFA Continue Reading »

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 2: Strengthening PFM systems through PEFA 2016

Public financial management is the linchpin between the resources available to governments, the delivery of services and achievement of policy objectives. If it is done well, a good public financial management system will ensure that all available revenue is collected efficiently and used appropriately and sustainably for the long term. Countries have been using PEFA to streamline their PFM reforms Continue Reading »

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 3: Using PEFA to improve internal control

An effective control system plays a vital role across different aspects of the public financial management system in addressing risks and providing reasonable assurance that operations meet the four control objectives: They are executed in an orderly, ethical, economical, efficient and effective manner; Accountability obligations are fulfilled; Applicable laws and regulations are complied with; and Resources are safeguarded against loss, Continue Reading »

09:15 - 11:00

GROUP 4: What more could PEFA do in the future?

Since 2001 PEFA has become the acknowledged standard for PFM assessments, with more than 500 reports from 149 countries completed as at December 31, 2015. While PEFA is used to obtain a snapshot of PFM performance and its impact on the three budgetary outcomes – aggregate fiscal discipline, strategic allocation of resources, and efficient service delivery – it can also Continue Reading »

09:30 - 10:15

Exploration Cases

09:30 - 10:30

Failing Forward: Successes & Challenges for Cross-Sector Leadership

Much work has been done to drive cross-sector impact. What has been successful and what do we still need to solve in this space?

09:30 - 10:30

PEFA 2016: AN OVERVIEW

09:30 - 10:30

SESSION 2: PEFA – HOW DID WE GET HERE?

The PEFA 2016 Framework video launch PEFA Partners talk about: How they became involved in PEFA and how it has met their needs Why an upgrade was needed and their expectations for the future

10:15 - 10:30

Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 - 12:00

Brain Swarming – Break Out Sessions

In facilitated break out groups, revisit results chains through new topics, meeting new members of the network and learning diving into more detail on Bridge Collaborative results chain guidance.

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Air Pollution

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Climate Change

10:30 - 12:00

Break Out Session – Water Funds

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/tea break

10:30 - 10:45

Morning Refreshment Break

10:45 - 11:15

What will unlock cross-sector impact for health, development and environment?

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 12:30

PEFA AND PFM REFORM

11:00 - 12:30

PEFA FRAMEWORK

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 3: INTRODUCING PEFA 2016

Overview of PEFA 2016 Planning and consultation on the changes: the goals and principles Testing the upgrade Overview of PEFA 2016 Presentation of main changes Introduction to PEFA 2016 support (new website, new guidance and other supporting materials) PEFA 2016: General discussion Countries and development partners discuss the upgraded PEFA: How PEFA 2016 reflects the changing PFM landscape of the Continue Reading »

11:15 - 12:10

Failing Forward: Successes & Challenges for Cross-Sector Evidence

Health, development and environment all aim to be evidence based, but are coming up short on the evidence needed for action. What are the biggest challenges & opportunities to close evidence gaps?

11:30 - 13:00

Reporting back from discussion groups

Main messages and agenda for action to further strengthen the usefulness of PEFA

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & Young Leaders Discussion

12:10 - 12:30

The Bridge Collaborative

The Bridge Collaborative was founded to address some of the gaps in evidence and leadership being discussed. Hear about the Collaborative’s 10 year objectives, see the launch of the Collaborative’s Principles and Guidance and learn about proposed priorities for cross-sector leadership and action.

Speaker

  • Dr. Heather Tallis Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation - The Nature Conservancy
12:30 - 13:00

CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Air Pollution

Hands on session with real evidence from air pollution interventions. Test the Bridge Collaborative rubric and provide feedback live.

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Evidence Platforms

Hear from and explore opportunities with existing evidence platforms

13:00 - 14:00

Break Out Session – Water Funds

Hands on session with real evidence from water fund interventions. Test the Bridge Collaborative rubric and provide feedback live.

13:00 - 14:00

Evidence Evaluation – Break Out Sessions

In another round of facilitated break out sessions, explore the evidence evaluation elements of the Bridge Collaborative Principles and Guidance. Two break outs provide the opportunity to test the Collaborative’s evidence evaluation rubric on case examples, while a third explores existing evidence platforms.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

PEFA FRAMEWORK cont.

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 1

Food, Energy, Water & the Environment

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 2

Sanitation, Biodiversity & Health

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogue 3

Refugee Crisis

13:45 - 14:45

Challenge Dialogues: Cross-sector Pollination in Action

In interactive break out sessions, we will have a chance to engage in problem solving across sectors, using one of the Collaborative’s focal tools; results chains. Delegates can attend 1 from the following 3 sessions.

14:00 - 14:30

Reflections Live

We will hear live reflections from Bridge Collaborative members experiencing people’s engagements with the principles and guidance. What’s resonating? What’s hard? What needs to be improved?

14:00 - 15:30

SESSION 4: IMPACT OF PEFA ON PFM PERFORMANCE

Countries and development partners discuss the changing PFM landscape of the past decade, what PEFA has contributed to PFM reform to date: Key achievements and lessons learned in reforming PFM systems from using PEFA Regional trends Key themes and good practices in the use of PEFA as part of a PFM reform toolkit

14:30 - 15:30

Changing the Way We Work

The Bridge Collaborative Principles and Guidance provide a tool for working differently, but using such a tool can be hard in organizations largely designed for single-sector impact. In this session, we will hear from leaders who have succeeded in driving cross-sector work within institutions, learning from their experience and challenges.

14:45 - 15:30

What must we do together?

There are many on going efforts to work across sectors.  Where are there still gaps, and what are the essential porblems we must work on collectively for success?  This session will set the stage for a collaborative discussion around priorities for cross-sector leadership and action

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee/tea break

15:15 - 16:45

PEFA ASSESSMENT PROCESS

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee/Tea Break

15:45 - 16:45

Creative Tensions: Priorities for Action

In this highly interactive session, we will explore proposed priorities for cross sector action.

15:45 - 16:45

The Priorities

We will build off of the earlier Creative Tensions session, outcomes of the CEO Roundtable luncheon and results chain sessions to revisit and launch a set of community-driven priorities for cross-sector leadership and action.

16:00 - 18:00

Ice Breaker Reception and Early Registration

16:00 - 17:15

SESSION 5: PEFA AND OTHER PFM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

Thematic presentation on the taxonomy of PFM tools and the relationships between PEFA and other internationally recognized PFM diagnostic tools and good practice frameworks Proposals on how the links between tools can be strengthened

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

16:45 - 17:00

REVIEW OF DAY 1

16:45 - 17:30

The Year Ahead: Frontlines of Evidence & Action for Cross-Sector Impact

How can we move most powerfully as a community to affect change through cross-sector impact? Hear the plans of some of the field’s leading efforts and help identify ways we can act more effectively together.

17:00 - 18:30

Cocktail Reception at The Royal Society

17:15 - 17:40

SESSION 6: PLENARY CONCLUSION

Summary of the key messages and proposed next steps

17:40 - 18:30

SESSION 7: MARKET PLACE – PFM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

PEFA and other PFM diagnostic tools will be on display and representatives available to meet and discuss with participants PEFA Framework for Assessing Public Financial Management INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND – IMF Fiscal Transparency Code and Evaluation (FTE) PPP Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (P-FRAM) Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA) THE WORLD BANK BOOST Initiative to Promote Open Budgets Debt Management Performance Continue Reading »

19:30 - 22:00

Social Event

19:30 - 22:00

Welcome Reception