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PFI Conference 2020: Public Financial Management for Better Public Services

When: 26 - 27 February 2020

Where: London, United Kingdom


The Sustainable Development Goals have at their core a drive to ensure that all people should be able to enjoy a basic standard of living, including access to quality healthcare, education, water and sanitation. Achieving these goals will require a significant expansion of basic public services.

This two-day conference invites ministers, civil servants and leading academics working across finance, health and education to reflect on why and how public financial management does, and does not, deliver for public services. We explore:

  • Is a focus on service delivery just about repackaging old reforms, or is a more substantive rethink of the role of PFM needed?
  • Should public finance management have a role to play beyond simply getting inputs where they are needed when they are needed?
  • How can governments make use of improved analysis to inform resource allocation decisions?
  • How do regulations set at the centre of government affect decisions taken by downstream service providers?
  • What scope is there to promote accountability for the delivery of effective services?
  • How might the next wave of technological advances support improved resource allocation and use?

To register your interest to attend in person, please contact Ruby Morgan-Bennett, r.morgan-bennett@odi.org.uk.

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