PFMP holds Appreciation Dinner for partners
08 June 2016
MAKATI CITY - The Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP) held an Appreciation Dinner for its partners on 07 June 2016. Hosted by Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely at her official residence in Makati City, the dinner highlighted the breadth of work undertaken by PFMP for the Philippine Public Financial Management Reform Program during the last five years (2011-2016) and its importance to the Government of the Philippines. The reform program was geared towards the design, roll-out and implementation of various reform initiatives that aimed to support good governance and ensure the promotion of transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the use of public funds.
Present during the Appreciation Dinner were PFMP's partners in the government - Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of the Treasury (BTr), Commission on Audit (COA), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Department of Transportation and Communications, as well as its civil society organisation partner - the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP).
A highlight of the event was the awarding of mementos to PFMP's partners as a token of appreciation for their support.
Ambassador Amanda Gorely (center) is joined by key officials from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Finance (DOF), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Bureau of the Treasury (BTr), and Commission on Audit (COA). Through the PFMP, the Australian Government has worked closely with the Philippine Government to strengthen the latter's public financial management system.