Fiscal Sector Working Group (FSWG)
The FSWG is a forum for fiscal policy discussions, with emphasis on issues related to fiscal development, public financial management reforms and the coordination of donor disbursements for recurrent expenditures.
This group has a two-tiered structure: a full Sector Working Group consisting of all donors contributing donor support for recurrent expenditures, which meets in line with quarterly reporting on the PA national plans; and a Task Force Group consisting of donors who have committed or disbursed more than US$ 20 million.
The key functions of the FSWG are as follows:
The FSWG reports to the Economic Strategy Group (ESG) on a regular basis.
Membership in the group is limited to donors providing budget support to the PA and relevant PA institutions.
Co-Chairs: Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Technical Advisor: World Bank
PA institutions: Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development (MoPAD), Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
Donors: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP), Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), World Bank
Observer: Office of the Quartet (OQ)
Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)