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The study’s main conclusion is that, relative to the significant funds expended on Public Finance Management (PFM) reform over the study period, success has been largely disappointing. The most substantial progress was found in a stronger legislative base.
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The findings show that between 2000 and 2010 Malawi has made significant strides in improving its Public Financial Management (PFM) systems and that these improvements can be traced to direct PFM inputs by donors and government.
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In summary. the findings show that between 2001-2011, Burkina Faso has been successful in delivering results from its Public Financial Management reforms. Major improvements have been attained across all areas of the PFM system, with the one exception of external scrutiny and audit.
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Donor funding for PFM reform has facilitated its implementation in those countries where the context and mechanisms were right for success, and where external funding was focused on the Government’s reform programme.
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The review found that UNDP has clearly attempted to support national efforts spearheaded by the government to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, working with the Governance Commission, relevant ministries and subsequently established targeted commissions.
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The purpose of the evaluation is to make a wider assessment of Finland’s support in local governance and decentralisation in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania.
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DFID's choice of UNDP as the primary channel for electoral assistance is credible. DFID should, however, make efforts to cultivate alternative or additional deliverypartners to complement its work with UNDP.
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EC support to decentralisation reforms was initiated with two main objectives in mind: to contribute to improved local governance; and to contribute to more effective and efficient delivery of local services.
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The Neighbourhood Programme is Denmark’s bilateral programme for EU’s neighbouring countries to the east and southeast. The principal objective of the programme is to promote open and democratic societies founded on the rule of law.
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This brief synthesises the progress made in governance and institutional reform based on four major international studies, covering a total of 22 countries.