This report presents and discusses recent evidence about donor efforts to strengthen public financial management (PFM) in developing countries. This review summarises recent empirical evidence, drawing from recent academic studies, evidence assessments, and donor reviews. It also reviews some recent theoretical contributions in relation to donor approaches to PFM support.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development
Mills, L. (2018). Donor support to strengthen public financial management in partner countries: Outcomes, experiences, and ways forward. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.