A key feature of a professional and credible public service is transparent and accountable financial management. In a rapidly changing and often challenging public sector environment, public servants are seeking new and creative approaches to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their work.
This collection of case studies, broadly drawn from Commonwealth developed and developing countries, examines innovations in public financial management and provides practical information on best practices and recommendations for new initiatives. It will be valuable for public sector leaders and policy-makers as they work to improve their public financial management systems.
Andrew Graham researches, teaches and writes on public sector management, financial management, integrated risk management and governance. He teaches at Queens University School of Policy Studies. He is the author of Canada's leading textbook on managing public money 'Canadian Public Sector Financial Management and Making the Case: Writing and Teaching Case Studies'.
Foreword Acronyms and abbreviations About the authors Editor's introduction by Andrew Graham 1. Performance Information and Innovation in the Canadian Government by Mike Joyce 2. Using a Risk Management Framework in the Zambia Revenue Authority by Robert Ng'uni 3. Establishment of Uganda's Parliamentary Budget Office and the Parliamentary Budget Committee by The Hon Beatrice Birungi Kiraso 4. Defence Procurement Reform in Australia by Lieutenant Colonel Ross Fetterley 5. Implementing Effective Performance Management in a Public Service Organisation by Patrick Nomo 6. Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative by Andrew Graham 7. The Queensland Charter of Social and Fiscal Responsibility by Catherine Althaus-Kaefer 8. The Constituency Development Fund Experience in Kenya by Peter Maangi Mitiambo 9. Participatory Budgeting in the United Kingdom by Ruth Jackson