Public Financial Management (November 15-19)
METAC reengaged with the Yemeni authorities after a hiatus of eight years. Under the coordinating role of the Executive Bureau/Prime Minister Office, the workshop was attended by nine participants from key agencies with direct responsibilities in budget management (Finance, Oil, Civil Service, Local Administration, and Planning and International Cooperation). Through a mix of hands-on assistance, presentations, and group work, the workshop focused on strengthening the basic institutional arrangements for budget management, and elaborated options for the preparation of the 2020 budget. The mission also drew lessons on budget execution, and the broader PFM context in Yemen, which will help better tailor future technical assistance.