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Sourcebook Brief

A summary of the National Accountability Systems: Public Finance Sourcebook

Key Resources

Analysis from ISE and external practitioners


Interactive visuals of public finance indicators


A selection of external modules on national accountability systems and public finance

States have historically played a critical role in the creation of public lending institutions, which can be utilized to pay for their operations and obligations. Effective public borrowing and fiscal management enables states to develop predictable payment mechanisms, increase credibility among citizens and contracted service providers, and build resilience against market shocks. Sound public financial management is perhaps most important in fragile and conflict afflicted states, where large sums of external funding leads to risks of corruption, mismanagement, and further debt. It is therefore crucial that states not only effectively manage public finances, but also build transparency and accountability mechanisms to better serve citizens.

ISE National Accountability Systems Resources

Other Public Finance Resources

Data on Public Finance