PCaB is a UNDP, Australian Aid and GoPNG funded project. Now in its interim Phase (Enhancement), PCaB is supporting the Financial Management Improvement Programme (FMIP) in Provinces, Districts and LLGs, through capacity building & enhancement initiative.
PCaB is a nationally operated UNDP project. It has evolved over the years, starting with International Advisors, who provided on-the-job training and technical assistance in the areas of Financial Management and Information Technology. Over the period these roles have been taken over by PNG National Advisors.
PCaB is currently providing support to six Provinces and has just recently taken on board four additional provinces with a Provincial & District Support Advisor assigned to in each of these provinces.
Other components of the project are ICT (Basic ICT Training & Technical Support), Public Expenditure & Financial Accountability (PEFA) and IFMS Support.
The Provincial Capacity Building & Enhancement Programme (PCaB E) is part of Phase II and the interim part of the new upcoming Phase III that still provides continuous support to the Government of PNG Financial Management Improvement Programme (FMIP) by developing capacity around Public Financial Management at the sub-national level and assisting with the implementation of the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS).
PCaB is a specific financial capacity building programme that operates within a broader collection of sub-national capacity support programmes. PCaB is a catalyzer agent that inter-links several programmes at the provincial and district levels. PCaB has on site provincial and district level advisers. They provide on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching in a daily operational basis to the provincial and district treasury officers.