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Welcome to GIZ's Public Finance Network
We have established the Public Finance Network (PFN) to enhance knowledge exchange between public finance experts that have a relationship with GIZ. Members of the PFN can be former participants of GIZ organized or funded trainings, former and current partners, colleagues from academia and think tanks as well as recent and present GIZ staff. Together we want to establish a network that allows us to share information, knowledge and experiences regularly. On our website we will frequently provide you with the latest news from the public finance sector, we will keep you updated about upcoming events and inform you about job vacancies within GIZ.
Further, we have initiated a public finance community, hosted by Alumniportal Deutschland. We highly recommend becoming a member of the PFN community. The community is a platform that enables us to discuss issues from our everyday working life, upcoming topics, trends and to share insights from our work as change agents.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in our public finance community!
Exploring the “Unknown Unknowns” – Public finance experts deliberate on Good Financial Governance in Africa
Access to public services such as education, >>
Learning and working together to improve budget management in agriculture, health and education: The PFM in Key Sectors training programme
Good financial management in sector ministries is >>
The National Audit Chamber of Sudan hosted a >>
Reforms aim to strengthen partner countries' self-financing capacity, by improving the legal foundation and the enforcement of tax and customs regulations, as well as fostering transparency and legitimacy. >>
Budgeting: Transparency and reliability in the budget process lead to greater legitimacy for state actions and to an improved range of public services. This makes effective poverty reduction possible. >>
Strengthening external financial control, in particular supreme audit institutions, encourages public authorities to act in line with the rule of law and fosters a system of checks and balances. At the same time it boosts the pro-development capabilities of the government and thus the confidence of citizens in the state. >>
Dr. David Nguyen-Thanh
Head Competence Centre Public Finance and Administration
Dr. Barbara Dutzler
Programme Manager Good Financial Governance in Africa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
GFG in Africa
In 2007, during the G8 Summit Heads of State endorsed an action plan that was directed towards strengthening Good Financial Governance in Africa. This report, commissioned by GIZ, provides an overview of the sector since 2007, and summarises trends observed.