Directorate of Public Finance Management

Mission Statement

To promote socio-economic development and the welfare of all citizens of The Gambia with effective and efficient public finance management, through greater transparency, accountability, fiscal discipline and good governance.

Amie Kolleh Jeng

Amie Kolleh Jeng
Director of Public Finance Management

As the Director of Public Finance Management she is a key figure in the current public finance management policies and Management of Public Finance.

Amie has played major roles in different Directorates of the Ministry including Aid Coordination, Planning, Budget and PFM. She was involved in aid management and financial programming of the country for both the Ministry and ECOWAS. Other Experience include more than 10 years teaching in various schools, served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of The Gambia

She holds a HTC certificate, Bsc. In Economics, Msc. In Development Finance.

  • Core Mandate
    • Design and offer directions and goals regarding coordination of implementation of public finance reform programs;
    • Stimulate dialogue and exchange on issues related to public finances, inside and outside the public sector;
    • Provide guidance for the work of the technical teams of various ministries and agencies on the basis of policies and measures adopted by the Government in relation to economic and financial matters;
    • Review and, if applicable, endorse the technical dossiers of public finance reform prepared by the relevant public Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs);
    • Disseminate public finance reform programs to all stakeholders including civil society and the public.
    • Actively monitor implementation of PFM reforms amongst stakeholders.
  • Objectives
    • The maintenance of aggregate fiscal discipline is the first objective of PFM system: it should ensure that aggregate levels of tax collection and public spending are consistent with targets for fiscal deficit, and do not generate unsustainable level of public borrowing.
    • Secondly, a PFM system should ensure that operational efficiency is achieved, in the sense of achieving maximum value for money in the delivery of services.
    • Finally, the PFM system should follow due process and should do so, by being transparent, with information publicly accessible, and by applying democratic checks and balance to ensure accountability.
  • Strategies

    There is currently a PFM Strategy 2016-2020 formulated to provide the necessary policies and guideline in monitoring the use of public resources.

  • Key achievement
    • There have been various achievements most notably the introduction of the IFMIS accounting system for timely preparation and management of government accounts. The system has been piloted to almost all MDAs with plan to introduce it to government self-accounting projects.
    • The government in its quest to ensure there is efficient and transparent use of public funds in the procurement of goods and services, has established the Directorate of Procurement which is under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs to properly manage and handle the procuring of goods with the ultimate aim of ensuring value for money.
    • The introduction of the VAT has also simplified the tax system, broaden the tax base and improve compliance among others.
    • In order to ensure high level of accountability and transparency, the government has put in place an Internal Audit Directorate to ensure there is proper internal control within MDAs. Internal Auditors has been pilot to some MDAs with plans to pilot to the rest of all.
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    REPORT ON THE SURVEY OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYTEM OF LOCAL GOVERBNEBT AUTHORITIES (LGAS)
    REPORT ON THE SURVEY OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYTEM OF LOCAL GOVERBNEBT AUTHORITIES (LGAS)

    Local Council reforms fit within the broader context of public finance management reform
    strategy 2016-2020. Overall reform progress in Local Government Authorities (LGA) has
    been slow. The survey was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Financial Management
    System (FMS) in LGAs aimed at harmonizing these on a common platform.

    Public Finance Management (PFM) Annual Progress Report
    Public Finance Management (PFM) Annual Progress Report

    Assessing Implementation of PFM Reforms for 2016-2017 Fiscal years

    PFM Reforms Strategy - 2016-2020
    PFM Reforms Strategy - 2016-2020
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