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Public and democratic accountability of government at various levels is a precondition for improvement of public sector performance and service delivery. The link between governance, public financial management and effective public administration is firmly established. To be effective, processes for improved public financial management need to be rooted in a deep understanding of local political economy, institutions and skill-sets. A shift away from input-based budgeting approaches to those focusing on outcomes can help support effective public service delivery but relies on robust evidence and an accurate understanding of available resources.

Based on experience from work in numerous countries with multilateral and bilateral development partner’s agencies as well as host government institutions, NCG has acquired substantial experience in the field of Governance and Public Sector Management, drawing on its global network of cooperating partners and institutions.

The corporate experience of NCG covers among others:

• Macroeconomic analysis and fiscal forecasting

• Medium term budget frameworks including Program Based Budgeting and output-orientated approaches

• Assessment of public financial management systems including assessment of fiscal transparency and accountability by facilitation of various country led fiduciary risk assessment processes (PEFA, CFAA, FMA, CPAR, etc.)

• Design and implementation of Public Expenditure Reviews (PER) and Public Expenditure Tracking Studies (PETS)

• Facilitation of effectiveness among others through design of joint funding arrangements (JFA) to reduce transaction costs and fiduciary risks in support of government budgets and sector programs

• Analysis and design of sector reforms and government institutions aimed at improved output and incentives for service delivery

• Decentralization and public participation in local government including assessment and design of transfer systems