Managing Public Finance and Procurement in Fragile and Conflicted Settings Porter, Doug Andrews, Matt Turkewitz, Joel A. Wescott, Clay 2013-05-09T17:22:25Z 2013-05-09T17:22:25Z 2012-03-14
dc.description.abstract Successful transition from conflict and fragility hinges on the quality and legitimacy of public financial management (PFM) systems. This article shows that such systems develop asymmetrically in these settings. Formal aspects of modern systems are adopted, but a layered series of informal arrangements govern resource management. Analysis of data from Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability assessments of 101 countries explores aspects of this asymmetry and different explanations are considered for why elites seem to choose not to invest trust, resources, and capacity in making mainstream PFM systems functional. These explanations focus on the incentives created by three “public” resources: illicit flows, domestic revenues, and strategic or aid flows. Mainstream PFM systems are applied to a small part of these flows. The illustrative case of Cambodia shows how a layered system has emerged to govern such flows, undermining the influence of formal public finance management systems. The article offers suggestions to address these issues. en
dc.identifier.citation International Public Management Journal
dc.identifier.issn 1096-7494
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Public Management Journal;14(4)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject fragile states
dc.subject public financial management
dc.title Managing Public Finance and Procurement in Fragile and Conflicted Settings en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2012-08-21
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.journal.nbpages 369-394
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.theme Public sector governance :: Public expenditure, financial management and procurement
okr.topic Conflict and Development :: Conflict and Fragile States
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Public & Municipal Finance
okr.volume 14(4)
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