Integrated Fiduciary Assessment

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India - Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Accountability Assessment

2009-06-01, World Bank

The objective of this indicator-led analysis is to provide an integrated assessment of the Public Financial Management (PFM) system of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP). The analysis draws on the International Monetary Fund fiscal transparency code and other international standards. The analysis proposes to measure and benchmark PFM performance of the state across a wide range of developments over time. The findings are expected to contribute towards strengthening and implementation of the state's PFM reform strategy and in defining priorities and may serve as a baseline against which progress on PFM performance can be measured over time. The thirty-one indicators for the state's PFM system focus on the basic qualities of a PFM system, linking to existing good international practices. Assessments are classified as A (excellent), B (good), C (opportunities for some improvement), and D (in need of improvement in some areas). The indicators cover: 1) the results of the PFM system in terms of actual expenditures and revenues by comparing them to the original approved budget, as well as the level of and changes in expenditure arrears; 2) transparency and comprehensiveness of the PFM system; 3) the performance of the key systems, processes and institutions in the budget cycle; and 4) the elements of donor practices which impact the performance of the PFM system.

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India - Jharkhand : Public Financial Management and Accountability Study

2007-09, World Bank

Jharkhand, India's youngest and 28th state came into existence in November 2000 pursuant to the reorganization of the erstwhile State of Bihar by the Bihar State Reorganization Act, 2000. More than 77 percent of the population of the state resides in rural areas and depends on agriculture for sustenance. Jharkhand is one of the richest states in the country in terms of mineral resources. Close to half of the gross domestic product (GSDP) of the state emanates from industry which includes mining, quarrying and registered manufacturing. But the high degree of industrialization has not resulted in a high level of income for the state. While the structure of the output indicates a high level of industrialization, the structure of employment reveals the predominance of agriculture. The purpose of this study is to make an objective assessment of the Public Financial Management and Accountability (PFMA) system of the state, identify its strengths and weaknesses and areas that may be in need of reforms and related capacity building. This study is a prerequisite to determining the precise nature and extent of any capacity building initiatives in Jharkhand. The study provides the Government a diagnostic tool for establishing priorities and to develop a baseline for monitoring future PFM performance of the state.

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Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe Country Integrated Fiduciary Assessment : Volume 4. Country Financial Accountability Assessment and Evaluation of Ongoing Reforms

2007-06, World Bank

This Integrated Fiduciary Assessment is the first of its kind for Sao Tome and Principe. It combines the analysis and policy recommendations from a public expenditure review (PER), a country financial accountability assessment (CFAA), and a country procurement assessment review (CPAR). The goal of the report is to identify the major challenges facing the country in the prepetroleum era (the next three to five years) in public finance management (including public enterprises) as it attempts to implement its National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS) with a tight resource envelope. This executive summary presents recent economic developments and fiscal sustainability analysis that takes into account petroleum and no-petroleum scenarios, with corresponding analysis on which of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are reachable. The summary reports on revenue and expenditure performance since 2000-01, issues related to the implementation of the public investment program (PIP) and its coordination with the NPRS, and the budget process, including findings from the Health PER, which highlights a lack of allocative efficiency. The summary reports on the financial fragility of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the possible fiscal consequences for the central budget, especially regarding the implicit subsidies and tax breaks to (and the hypothetical tariff increases of) the electricity and water company. The summary of reports on the status of the public finance management system (budget preparation, execution, control, governance, and human resources) and the reform process that may address many of the concerns it rises. Finally, the summary presents the findings related to the procurement process, including the legislative and regulatory framework, institutional framework and management capacity, procurement operations and market practices, and integrity and transparency of the system.