Public financial management reforms studies and reports available through USAID

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The following studies and reports on public financial management reforms in Sri Lanka are now available to the public.The reports provide tools and techniques for effective public financial management by analysing Sri Lanka’s current situation in comparison with international best practices, including from the region.

The studies were conducted through the Short-Term Assistance to Improve Public Financial Management Reform Project (STAIR) for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).STAIR works with agencies in the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) to meet their democratic and economic reform priorities.

Report on Sri Lanka’s Current Public Private Partnership (PPP) Environment and Recommendations for Future PPP Strategy 

The report assesses the current state of PPPs in Sri Lanka, how Sri Lanka’s current situation compares with international best practices, and what the potential benefits and costs would be of increasing PPPs to finance infrastructure development.

Based on this thorough review of the legal, regulatory, and business environment around PPPs in Sri Lanka, the report provides a roadmap composing of short, medium, and long term actions to improve the PPP framework with concrete steps the GSL can take to better promote the use of PPPs.This roadmap will be provided to the Ministry of Finance to facilitate greater investment through PPPs within Sri Lanka. 


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Preference Systems for Women-Owned Businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises in Public Procurement in Sri Lanka

This report analysed international best practices for the utilisation of preference systems for women-owned businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Public Procurement.The report found that based on the current state of Government procurement in Sri Lanka and comparisons with other countries, procurement preference systems could substantially aid the GSL in increasing competition and innovation in public procurement and creating potentially greater value for Government resources.

Procurement preference systems can also facilitate sustainable and inclusive Government and promote innovation and entrepreneurship by pursuing targeted and non-targeted reforms.Effective public procurement is not only a means to provide value-for-money on goods and services for a country’s taxpayers – it can also be an important tool to improve social and economic conditions, including for disadvantaged groups.


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Electronic Government Procurement (e_GP) in Sri Lanka

This report surveyed the GSL’s readiness for e-procurement and developed a roadmap to e-procurement in Sri Lanka.The assessment and roadmap highlight the results of the e-readiness survey, identify key benefits and costs to implementing e-procurement, compare Sri Lanka’s current e-procurement capacity to various case studies, and identify potential scenarios the GSL could follow in moving towards e-procurement.


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Benefits of Participating in the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) to Sri Lanka

This report outlines the benefits to Sri Lanka of bringing its procurement practices in-line with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).The study identified the benefits to the GSL in joining the GPA, the costs to the GSL in joining the GPA based on the current status or procurement in Sri Lanka and the challenges and opportunities to Sri Lanka in acceding to the GPA. Report available at:

The American people, through USAID, have provided development and humanitarian assistance in developing countries worldwide for nearly 50 years.Since 1956, the US Government has invested over $2 billion to benefit all the people of Sri Lanka.

For more information, email the STAIR Project at [email protected]