Leadership in Public Financial Management II, 2014-2018

Public financial management is inseparable from a country’s ability to achieve economic development that is socially inclusive and equitable. The public budget, for example, fuels investment in infrastructure and in basic services, such as health and education. Sound budget administration requires efficient systems and institutions, fiscal policy and tax administration systems that mobilize funds but don’t distort the economy, and a level of transparency that reinforces the social compact between the government and the people. The end result is government programming that is responsive to the needs and preferences of the people—a strong indicator of the inclusiveness essential to sustainable growth.

Led by Nathan Associates, LPFM II will support USAID in improving economic governance in a number of countries, providing technical leadership and assistance in PFM as well as

  • Tax policy and administration;
  • Trade and regulatory reform, including customs administration and the business enabling environment;
  • Macroeconomic analysis and economic policy; and
  • Sector-specific analysis of PFM, taxes, and trade in health, education, and infrastructure.

In each of these areas Nathan Associates will provide training, applied research, assessments, and technical assistance that benefits of host-country officials and USAID experts in Washington, D.C., and in the field. Project may focus on issues that affect many countries, such as gender-sensitive budgeting, or specific sectors in individual countries.

To learn more about LPFM II, contact Victoria Waite, Project Manager.

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