Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning plans to reactivate its public financial management steering committee.
The decision follows a public financial management symposium earlier this month.
The symposium reviewed progress on the implementation of the kingdom’s PFM roadmap 2014-2020.
The event was attended by more than 60 from Government Ministries, Parliament, the National Reserve Bank, public enterprises, faith-based and civil society organisations, media entities, regional institutions, and development partners.
Discussion focussed on how PFM can help the Government provide more efficient and effective services to the public.
In his opening remarks, the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, Andrew Ford, said public financial management was important for delivering public services efficiently and build public trust in government.
The symposium has also highlighted the need to re-institute a regional PFM forum, with Pacific institutions holding more regular meeting.