Support to PFM reform in Serbia

Serbia can be potentially the fourth beneficiary country of the PFD programme where cooperation would focus on government beneficiaries only. A preliminary needs assessment based on a questionnaire was initiated in August 2016 to collect information from key donors active in PFM area in Serbia. This was followed by a Programme management mission in October 2016 to discuss priority areas of cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of Serbia and coordinate activities with other donors.

MF Serbia prioritizes cooperation in two areas: public internal financial control and internal audit (with focus on central government and complementary to the assistance provided by UNDP Serbia on local level) and EU funds management (with focus on overall management and strategic direction). MF Serbia expressed interest in a visit to Slovakia in the respective areas to discuss specific technical issues around which cooperation could be planned.