Papua New Guinea Public Expenditure Review and rationalisation

World Bank, Papua New Guinea

The PERR is a joint initiative of the Papua New Guinea government, World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and AusAID, initiated in 2002, aimed broadly at improving fiscal management. The initiative is described as a key vehicle for generating the savings and cost-efficiencies necessary for the successful implementation of the Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS) of Papua New Guinea.

Mokoro associate and public financial management (PFM) specialist, Mary Betley, joined a World Bank team to undertake a regular assessment on the progress of the Papua New Guinea Government’s Public Expenditure Review and Rationalisation Programme (PERR). This followed on from Mary’s previous work undertaking a Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment in Papua New Guinea for the World Bank in 2005.

The team was responsible for making recommendations to aid financial management improvement and re-focus the PERR programme on financial management.

The people behind the project

Mary Betley