Local Development Forum
Fiscal SWG

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:

  • assist donors in aligning assistance in relation to the PA national plans and strategies for the sector;
  • coordinate and harmonize donor assistance;
  • carry out coordinated and strategic dialogue with the purpose of identifying PA priorities and the readiness/availability of the donor community to provide funding;
  • function as the main source of information for PA needs and achievements, donor funding and gaps.

  • 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.


    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)