Publishing the Inaugural Newsletter of PFM-KIN (Issue 1, Jun'19)

It gives us immense pleasure in bringing the Inaugural Newsletter of PFM-KIN to you.

PFM-KIN, a Community of Practice for PFM practitioners started a year back to provide a platform for knowledge exchange to its members, facilitating peer to peer learning. Over the last few months, the PFM-KIN team invested time in strengthening the foundation – i.e. three key areas of Knowledge Products & Content Management, Web Portal Re-Design & Development and Stakeholder Engagement. Based on this, over 80 topics of interest identified by 20 State Governments in India have been collated for further technical deep-dives and documentation of Good Practice Notes. In an effort to make communication more effective, the web portal, www.pfmkin.org, is being re-designed and upgraded, and is expected to be launched by September 2019. To augment engagement, 9 states have nominated nodal officers for PFM-KIN, who represent the interest of the State in the working group meetings of PFM-KIN. The First Meeting of the Working Group of the CoP was organized in November 2018, attended by the states of Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland and Mizoram. In addition to the four annual PFM Conferences held since 2014, three bilateral knowledge transfers have taken place virtually among States under the aegis of PFM-KIN.

Through this newsletter, we bring to you Models of Effective Fund and Expenditure Management through Two Good Practice Briefs, Four Recent Publications in PFM that you may be interested in, buzz around the much awaited Union Budget 2019-20 and a glimpse of the recently organized PFM Technical Deep-Dive session in New Delhi.

We look forward to bringing to you an informative newsletter periodically. Please feel free to send us your suggestions, areas of interest as well as contributions for the newsletter at pfm-kin@worldbank.org.

Thank you for your continued support!!
Team PFM-KIN