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Strengthening Public Financial Management in Postconflict Countries

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  • Fritz, Verena

    () (World Bank)

  • Hedger, Edward

    (Overseas Development Institute)

  • Lopes, Ana Paula Fialho

    (World Bank)

Abstract

Understanding how to rebuild resilient states in postconflict countries is an urgent priority for the international community. A new cross-country study of public financial management reforms in postconflict situations shows that substantial progress is possible even in difficult circumstances, while showing a pattern of sequencing and progress that differs from standard assumptions. However, the impact on state building remains less than what might be hoped. That impact could be strengthened by persistently targeting sustainable capacity, challenging areas such as procurement, greater public awareness, and more rapid coverage of line ministries and subnational levels.

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  • Fritz, Verena & Hedger, Edward & Lopes, Ana Paula Fialho, 2011. "Strengthening Public Financial Management in Postconflict Countries," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 54, pages 1-7, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep54
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    1. Gupta, Sanjeev & Tareq, Shamsuddin & Clements, Benedict & Segura-Ubiergo, Alex & Bhattacharya, Rina, 2007. "Postconflict Countries: Strategy for Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions," WIDER Working Paper Series 041, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    1. Allen, Richard & Grigoli, Francesco, 2012. "Enhancing the Capability of Central Finance Agencies," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 73, pages 1-7, January.

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    Keywords

    conflict; post-conflict countries; fragile states; public management; finacial; reforms; governance; state building; civil service; World Bank;

    JEL classification:

    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • F51 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies

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