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Lessons From Kosovo: Primary Education Spending in a Post-Conflict Context – By Milena Lavigne

March 3, 2016Company News

During 2015 summer, Fiscus’ Evaluation Specialist, Milena Lavigne, worked on a UNICEF-funded public expenditure review ofprimary education in Kosovo (read her report here). The work constituted a very rich experience in a complex country that faces considerable challenges, particularly in the education sector. Public Expenditure Reviews are “diagnostics instruments used to evaluate the...

PEFA NewsFlash 40: Introducing PEFA 2016

February 1, 2016Company News

The PEFA Secretariat has launched the new version of the PEFA assessment framework, to be used from February 2016 onwards. This includes minor modifications from the 2015 "testing version" of the methodology, which was the subject of the Fiscus training course, "Taking PEFA to New Heights" in September 2015. Full details available here:...

Sierra Leone Budget Support Evaluation Dissemination Seminar

February 1, 2016Company News

Andrew Lawson with Cyprian Kamaray, Osman Gbla and Majid Sesay presented on behalf of the ECORYS - OPM consortium the results of the evaluation at a dissemination event in Freetown on Thursday 28th, January. The event was opened by the Minister of State for Finance and was attended by  over 50 stakeholders from Government, the Donor community and civil society.   See the...

Fiscus Course Promotional Video

January 6, 2016Company News

Following the Fiscus learning events ‘Taking PEFA to New Heights” and “Making PFM Deliver” that were completed between 23-25th and 27-30th September. 24 participants, drawn from Ministries of Finance, Development Agencies and the Consultancy sector, attended the events, a promotional video was created for future...

Introductory reading pack on Public Finance Management

July 7, 2015Company News

Fiscus were commissioned by the UK Department for International Development to prepare this pack. It comprises a short blog, two videos and a selection of downloadable readings, designed to address the question: "What is PFM ? Why is it important and how best to reform it?". Readers are encouraged to download the materials to use them for their own study...

Signatories of DDD Manifesto

May 1, 2015Company News

Fiscus has recently signed the DDD (Doing Development Differently) Manifesto. http://buildingstatecapability.com/the-ddd-manifesto/

Budget Support in Paraguay

January 6, 2015Company News

Fiscus have been selected to lead the evaluation of Budget Support to Paraguay, working in conjunction with the CADEP institute in Paraguay (www.cadep.org.py), a prominent local think-tank, and with ADE of Belgium. Work is anticipated to begin in February and will proceed over the course of 2015. Education and Social Protection will be the primary sectors of attention. Andrew Lawson and...

Evaluation Budget Support in Mozambique

November 21, 2014Company News

The Evaluation of Budget Support in Mozambique considered by Mr Cornaro Deputy Director of Europe Aid as one of the best Budget Support Evaluations he's ever seen.