The Public Expenditure & Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat has been established in 2008 to facilitate Public Financial Management (PFM) activities of the Government of Nepal. The Secretariat operates under the Ministry of Finance and is guided by the PFM Reform Steering Committee, chaired by the Secretary of Finance. It conducts periodic PEFA Assessments and initiates efforts to reform PFM policies, plans, and programs. Additionally, the Secretariat organizes seminars and workshops on various themes related to PFM reform, coordinating review meetings. It serves as a liaison with development partners, acting as a focal point for PFM-related activities in Nepal.

The PEFA Secretariat provides Technical Assistance and support to line ministries and departments for the implementation of PFM activities. It collects information on progress from federal governments agencies and subnational governments regarding program outcomes. The Secretariat produces both periodic and annual progress reports.

The PEFA Secretariat is headed by a Coordinator, with the Member Secretary of the PEFA Steering Committee designated as the Coordinator of the Secretariat. Currently located in the Financial Comptroller General Office building, it serves as a central hub for coordinating and advancing PFM initiatives in Nepal.


The existing organizational structure of the secretariat is as follows: