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ANU Development Policy Centre presents

Strengthening public financial management reform in Pacific Island countries

Seminar


When:

31st October 2016
1-2.30pm

Where:

Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speakers:

Richard Bontjer, Lead Public Financial Management Specialist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Beth Slatyer, Honorary Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
Susan Ivatts Senior Health Specialist, World Bank
Tobias Haque, Economist, World Bank

Cost:

Free

The World Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have recently released a report that makes the case for adopting a problem-driven approach to public financial management reform in Pacific Island countries. The report, which includes the results of detailed case studies of reform experience in Kiribati and Tonga, examines how well reform programs have focused on the key challenges that Pacific Island countries face in managing fiscal policy and financing delivery of public services.

On October 31, one of the authors of the report, Richard Bontjer from DFAT, will present its key findings, and a panel of experts from the World Bank, DFAT, and the Nossal Institute for Global Health will discuss the implications of the report’s recommendations for delivery of health services in the Pacific.

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