Public Sector and Finance Management


Predictable framework conditions and good public financial management (PFM) are key to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. These remain challenging issues in many countries. To address these, Scanteam applies Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA), Political Economy Analysis (PEA) and other internationally recognised tools.

Our services

  • Public Sector Management: Improving Predictability

    Scanteam can support the analysis and implementation of public sector reforms; we have managed public sector reform processes; reviewed local authority and decentralisation policies: assessed governance in sectors such as oil and gas, and for private sector development.

  • PFM: Getting Core State Functions ‘Right’

    Scanteam can assist in the planning and implementation of PFM tasks; we have managed PFM reforms and taken part in PER and PEFA studies, fiduciary risk assessments and World Bank or IMF-led financial reviews; and evaluated a range of donor funding arrangements such as budget support. Scanteam consultants are short-listed by the World Bank as quality assurors for PEFA studies.

  • Health Sector Management: Addressing Health Outcomes

    Scanteam supports improved delivery of public health care services through research and writing of public health care policy and reform; improving monitoring and evaluation frameworks; providing capacity development through advice and training; and mainstream gender issues into health programmes, addressing gender equity concerns.

  • Accountability: Corruption in Context

    Scanteam applies vulnerability analyses along value or delivery chains to identify actors, issues and resources for better performance; has reviewed national anti-corruption bodies; and assessed anti-corruption measures for projects, programs and sectors.

  • Development Effectiveness: Putting External Resources to Best Use

    Scanteam has long experience with addressing development effectiveness through reviews and policy advice, including of various multi-actor mechanisms for better funds management in fragile- and conflict-affected situations, and with the design and evaluation of mechanisms for external funding coordination.