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.
PFM Certificate Program to enhance skills, support career growth of government staff
Courses aim to build new knowledge and a PFM practice
Participants and trainers of the first class of the PFM Foundation Track of the PFM Certificate Program
06 October 2015
MANILA - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), with the support of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Committee and the Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management Program (PFMP), has launched a pioneering program that aims to enhance the technical competencies of PFM practitioners in the oversight and spending agencies.
Called the PFM Certificate Program (PFM CP), the series of courses offers training and learning solutions to government staff to support effective job performance and career growth. The Program also aims to espouse the broader PFM reforms for improved transparency, accountability and delivery of services.
DOF updated on key Philippine PFM Reforms and Australia's support for implementation
03 September 2015
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.