WASHINGTON, July 09, 2015—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a EUR€40 million International Development Association (IDA)*credit to support the Government of Burkina Faso implement the country’s national plan to strengthen its public sector.
The financing approved today supports the Public Sector Modernization Program designed to improve service standards in targeted regions of three ministries responsible for primary education, justice, labor and civil service.
Today’s program is a results-based approach supporting the implementation of Burkina Faso’s Ten Year Strategic Plan for the Modernization of the Administration (PSDMA) 2011-2020, the government’s roadmap to improve the quality of the public administration system and provide better services for sustainable development. Specifically it will support the PSDMA’s Second Action Plan in the targeted three ministries
The PSDMA was developed following an extensive and inclusive process of national consultation. It was recently endorsed by the new transitional government through the adoption of the Second Action Plan to facilitate its implementation.
“This transition government’s strategic plan aims to provide a framework to improve public management and create the necessary foundations upon which sector policies can be pursued more effectively” said Mercy Tembon, World Bank Country Manager for Burkina Faso.
The government’s vision for the third generation of public sector reforms in Burkina Faso is focused on developing a modern performance-oriented public administration system. The program will contribute to both the achievement of targeted results in each of the three ministries and systemic improvements to the quality of the public administration as a whole.
“Today’s financing will help provide incentives for the achievement of specific, measurable and strategically significant service standards in each of the selected ministries,” said, Serdar Yilmaz, World Bank Task Team Leader for this Program. “The program will focus on strengthening the nexus between cross-cutting public sector management reform and tangible service delivery results in particular sectors.”