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 Team Leader pays courtesy call to DBM Secretary
28 April 2015
Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio "Butch Abad receives a book from Daniel Featherston, PFMP Team Leader of the Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP) and Counsellor of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The gift was accompanied by a congratulatory letter from Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell on the occasion of the DBM's 79th anniversary.
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PFMP supports GWatch in APCPI validation at DepED
22 April 2015
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, PASIG CITY —A meeting on the Participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicators (APCPI) and other Accountability Efforts of the Department of Education (DepED) was held recently as another step towards engaging civil society in generating transparency and accountability in DepED’s public expenditures.
Several stakeholders attended the meeting including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines, NAMFREL, Ateneo School of Government, InciteGOV, Philippine Business for Education, and PICPA (Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants), among others. With technical and financial support from the Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP), the meeting was organized by GWatch or Government Watch, a program of the Ateneo School of Government that enables citizens to constructively engage their governments in monitoring service delivery, procurement and program implementation.
PFMP stresses importance of data cleansing, monitoring and quality control among DepED accountants
18 February 2015
SAN JUAN CITY – Advisers from the Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP) assisting the Department of Education (DepED) in strengthening its financial management systems emphasized the
importance of data cleansing and regular monitoring, and data quality in financial transactions during the DepED monthly accountants meeting held last 10 February 2015 at the DepED Division Office of San Juan City.
The monthly meeting was attended by accountants from the DepED Central and Division Offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) – Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Makati City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Marikina City, Muntinlupa City, Navotas City, Parañaque City, Pasay City, Pasig City, San Juan, Pateros, and Valenzuela City.
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