WeLearn: Digital Transformation and its Interrelation with the PFM and PAR

Nov 27 – Dec 8, 2023 Online No Fee
Nov 10, 2023 Leadership for Managing Reforms

About this learning event

In today's rapidly changing global landscape, particularly due to the COVID-19 crisis accelerating the digitalization of public administrations, the fusion of digital technology and public financial management is transforming how governments operate, allocate resources, and serve citizens.

This course explores the intersection of these important areas, providing a comprehensive understanding of their connections and challenges. It informs participants about the potential for future advancements by utilizing existing and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the metaverse, and machine learning to enhance efficiency and promote accountability, transparency, and better service delivery. Additionally, it addresses the digital skills that public officials need to develop in order to adapt to the uncertain future.

During the course, we will touch upon the following:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the digitalization of public financial management, exploring the key concepts, principles, and emerging paradigms, setting the stage for the course's deeper explorations.
  • Potential and Problems of the Digital Transformation: This segment assesses the potential benefits and challenges associated with integrating digital technologies into public financial management processes. Students will gain insights into the transformative power of digitization and its potential to improve efficiency and transparency.
  • Advancing Digital Transformation of PFM and Public Services in Kosovo Focusing on a real-world case study in Kosovo, this module examines the practical aspects of implementing digital transformation in a government context. It highlights strategies, success stories, and lessons learned from Kosovo's journey towards digitalization.
  • The Fiscal Data Governance Framework and Its Role in PFM Digitalization A critical aspect of DPFM is the establishment of a robust fiscal data governance framework. This module explores the framework's significance, its components, and its role in ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility for effective decision-making.
  • Digitalization of Public Services (Case of Montenegro) The course concludes by examining the digitalization of public services in Montenegro, with a focus on PAR. It showcases how Montenegro has leveraged digital technologies to transform service delivery, enhance citizen engagement, and drive efficiency while maintaining accountability in the public sector.

By the end of this course, based on a knowledge check, students will emerge prepared to contribute to more efficient, transparent, and accountable government operations, drawing inspiration from the success stories and challenges shared throughout the online course.

Who should attend

WeLead participants part of the component WeLearn.


  • Marco Cangiano, Independent Consultant affiliated with ODI, former Assistant Director and Division Chief, IMF, Fiscal Affairs Department
  • Cathal Long, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Jeton Beqiri, IT Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Labor and Transfers (MFLT), Kosovo
  • Alok Kumar Verma, Technical Assistance Advisor, IMF, Fiscal Affairs Department
  • Svetlana Laušević, CEF Expert, Expert on PAR and strategic planning, CEF

Practical information

To join, register in the CEF Online Learning Campus (OLC) and Enroll in this course (to be activated in the coming days). Our team will confirm your registration within 48 hours. If you already have an OLC account, please log in and Enroll. In case you forgot your password, please reset it and set a new one. The OLC will contain all of the course materials and it can also be accessed through your smartphone.


This event is delivered as part of the EU-funded multi-beneficiary project “EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans” (WeLead) implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union