The Philippines–Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP) is a long term partnership between the Governments of Australia and the Philippines to improve the efficiency, accountability and transparency of public fund use in the Philippines.
The Australian Government has committed A$ 30 million to the program for a period of five years, from its commencement in October 2011 up to 2016.
The PFMP is assisting the Philippines Government to implement its Philippine PFM Reform Roadmap: Towards Improved Accountability and Transparency, 2011–2015. This comprehensive PFM reform agenda aims to clarify, simplify, improve and harmonize the financial management processes and information systems of the civil service in the Philippines.
PFMP assists Department of Health in Stakeholder Engagement in Public Expenditure Matters
13 August 2015
The Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP) is assisting the Department of Health (DOH) in systematizing and harmonizing its civil society and other stakeholder engagement in public expenditure matters. The assistance entails the formulation of a policy framework that will enable the DOH’s bureaus and offices to harmonize the department’s various interactions and mechanisms for civil society engagement.
Many CSOs and stakeholders interact with DOH and influence how the department organizes its programs and sets spending priorities. These may be divided in three (3) general categories of organizations:
- NGOs acting as “watchdogs” and vanguards of the DOH’s activities or advocating certain approaches to health services provision;
- Specialized organizations who assist the agency in the delivery of health services through research initiatives, funding certain programs and other forms of cooperation; and
Local and foreign partners, including development partners, who assist the DOH through their established lines of businesses and operations.
DBM: Account Code System a Fiscal Transparency Tool
PFMP, DBM pilot PFM Certificate Program
Curriculum aims to upskill Government's Public Financial Management Workforce
11 May 2015
A pioneering program that aims to enhance the technical skills and competencies of the PFM workforce in the oversight and spending agencies is in the pilot testing stage, as part of the broader PFM reforms underway in the Government of the Philippines (GOP).
The PFM Certificate Program is an initiative developed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the PFM Committee, and supported by the Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP). It aims to make ongoing PFM learning solutions available to PFM practitioners to support job performance and career growth.
The Program’s full curriculum is envisioned to have six (6) learning tracks aligned with the GOP’s PFM Competency Frameworks and delivered through a network of government and learning providers. It will cover core or foundational PFM competencies, budgeting & performance, procurement, accounting, auditing, and cash management when fully implemented.
- PFMP Team Leader pays courtesy call to DBM Secretary
- PFMP supports GWatch in APCPI validation at DepED
- PFMP stresses importance of data cleansing, monitoring and quality control among DepED accountants
- DepED holds 29th National Seminar and Workshop on Preparation of Year-End Financial Reports
- COA, ANSA launch Phase 2 of Citizen Participatory Audit