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World Bank Fmis Study

World Bank Fmis Study

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Presentation by Doug Nummy, May 2011
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IFMIS Implementations

a history of success and failures World Bank study

http://blog-pfm.imf.org/

Context: What we Know and What we Don·t Know
‡ 2003 FMIS report
² disappointing results

‡ 2010 Report
² World Bank projects 1984-2010 ² 55 closed, 32 active ² primarily from World Bank documents & analysis

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=101777630030704959267.000491cccf1c14ff54bda

55 closed, 32 active FMIS projects

FMIS Profiles
Client/Server through web-based Small countries to large Very low to high capacity Across all World Bank regions (& regional variances) ‡ COTS and LDSW ‡ Narrow focused Treasury to large integrated systems ‡ Some with multiple World Bank loans ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Document Structure
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Descriptive Data Analysis Project Performance 5 Case Studies Conclusions Appendixes

FMIS Benefits
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Predictability Participation Transparency Accountability

1. How many project completed on budget?
1. Under 1/3 2. Between 1/3 and 2/3 3. Above 2/3

3. 82%

On Budget Over Budget

What factor most influences FMIS project failure?
1. Complex project design/large # of procurement packages 2. Inadequate capacity/training of project teams 3. Inadequate ICT infrastructure 4. Inappropriate technology 5. Ineffective project coordination 6. Lack of leadership commitment 7. Lack of proper skills in project team 8. Organizational structure poorly suited for integration 9. Weak project preparation and planning

3. Inadequate capacity/training of project teams
Inadequate capacity/training of project teams Complex project design/large # of procurement packages Weak project preparation and planning Organizational structure poorly suited for integration Inadequate ICT infrastructure Lack of proper skills in project team Lack of leadership commitment Inappropriate technology Ineffective project coordination External environment (political unrest, disasters) Unclear delineation of authority to implement
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%

What is the most important FMIS success factor?
Adequate preparation and clarity of design Close World Bank supervision External environment (uncontrollable) Flexible project management Focus on capacity building and training Good project management and coordination Pre-existing enabling environment (ICT, HR, accounting) 8. Suitable political environment & committed leadership 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

5. Focus on capacity building and training
Focus on capacity building and training Close World Bank supervision Suitable political environment & committed leadership Flexible project management Pre-existing enabling environment (ICT, HR, accounting) Adequate preparation and clarity of design Good project management and coordination External environment (uncontrollable) 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%

Trend Lines COTS & LDSW
‡ Cautions about making conclusions

Case Studies
‡ Outcome, sustainability, development impact, bank performance, borrower performance
² Implementation Completion Report ² Independent Evaluation Group

Blending the evaluation criteria, which country FMIS project was highest rate?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Albania Guatemala Mongolia Pakistan Turkey

2. Guatemala
All Average Borrower performance Outcome Mongolia Turkey Albania Guatemala Pakistan Bank performance Sustainability

Development Impact

I G Development Impact

I G Project Outcome

I G Sustainability

ICR Sustainability

ICR Project Outcome

ICR Implementation

ICR Program Development Objectives

ICR FMIS ICT rating 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

 

 

 

High Satisfactory Below

Checklist

What is the largest barrier to making FMIS software sustainable?
1. Civil servant capacity building 2. Civil servant retention 3. Costs of maintaining technical infrastructure: computers, networks, data
centres, database software, virus protection etc.

4. Costs to adapt software for reform 5. Costs to maintain and upgrade FMIS software

What is the most important prerequisite for FMIS success?
1. Budget classification 2. unified chart of accounts, integrated with budget classification 3. commitment control and monitoring mechanisms 4. cash management functions 5. secure countrywide communication network 6. system/data centers 7. core team of ICT specialists within PFM organizations 8. Treasury single account operations

What recommendation do you think has the biggest impact on reliability + cost effectiveness of an FMIS?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Using electronic payment systems Using digital/electronic signatures for all transactions Electronic document management Publishing budget execution and performance monthly Interoperability and reusability of the information system FMIS development and project management based on international standards 7. Using Free/Open Source Software (FLOSS) in PFM applications

Which Success Factor do you think is most important?
1. proper attention to capacity building and training plans, 2. close World Bank supervision of the projects, 3. strong leadership and a conducive political environment, and 4. Flexibility in the way the project was designed and managed.

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