ISS Event - PFM and Tax Conference

Managing Public Finances
Country Perspectives and External Support in a Changing Landscape

Thursday, May 9, 2019 

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Washington, DC

Organized by New York University (NYU), Princeton University, and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

This event will explore emerging ideas, evidence, and debates on the role of public financial management (PFM) in low- and middle-income countries, the persistent challenges of implementing it effectively, and evolving approaches to external support for PFM reform. Particular emphasis is on the potential benefits of moving beyond PFM's conventional technical orientation by linking it to broader public sector priorities and by seeking context-specific solutions to common problems.

Three related projects—an initiative on the broader PFM agenda (NYU), field-based case studies of successful institutional reform (Princeton), and an initiative on PFM and service delivery (ODI)—will report their preliminary findings for discussion in a set of panels. The goal is to advance a shared understanding about future directions and priorities in managing public finances. 

Read the ISS case studies here: PFM and Tax Case Studies

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.