Doug Hadden, FreeBalance The Government of Kosovo has achieved remarkable results in Public Financial Management
(PFM) reform. This post-conflict country once managed through a United Nations mandate
has sequenced legal reform, improved governance, and achieved international PFM standards
under difficult conditions.
Sequencing PFM reform is considered a good government practice, although “it is impossible
to prescribe a sequence of reforms which is appropriate in all circumstances (DFID 2001).”
There are numerous lessons in the Kosovo experience linking reform to context that can be
leveraged by governments around the world.