Azerbaijan Public Financial Management Profile



This note presents a series of charts which provide an overview of Azerbaijan’s recent public financial management (PFM) performance based on this country’s 2014 Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment. Comparisons are made between Azerbaijan’s performance and the performance of the other twenty-three countries that had PEFA assessments published in 2014-2015. All analyses have been prepared using results reported from using the 2011 PEFA methodology.

Overall PFM performance

Individual country PFM performance has been determined by applying the following points scale to reported individual performance indicator (PI) scores as presented in Table 1. No points were allocated to PIs that were not scored because either data was unavailable, a D score was given or the PI was not applicable.

Table 1: PI scoring methodology

PEFA PI score

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The graph in Figure 1 below shows Azerbaijan’s overall score was ranked second out of the twenty-four countries.

 Figure 1: Aggregate PEFA scores for 24 countries

Azerbaijan overall result

Download a png version of Figure 1 here (Azerbaijan overall result) to review the overall scores of Azerbaijan and the twenty-three other countries in more detail.

Details of the distribution of overall country scores across PFM performance categories, as determined by PFMConnect, are presented in Table 2. Azerbaijan’s overall score was 61.5 points.

Table 2: Distribution of country PFM performance levels

PFM performance Overall Scores Number of countries
Very strong 66.37-84 0
Strong 49.57-66.36 8
Moderate 32.77-49.56 7
Weak 15.97-32.76 8
Very weak 0-15.96 1
Total 24

Azerbaijan’s overall PFM performance is classified as “strong”.

PI performance

The graph in Figure 2 below shows the scores for Azerbaijan individual PIs compared with the average score recorded for each PI across the twenty-four PEFA assessments we have studied. Please note that no score was recorded for the top indicator in Figure 2 as this indicator (PI-8) was not assessed.

 Figure 2: Azerbaijan PI score comparisons

Azerbaijan relative performance PIs

Download a pdf version of Figure 2 here (Azerbaijan PIs) to review individual PI scores in more detail.

Twenty-seven PIs were assessed. Twenty-one PIs had scores above the country average whilst six PIs had scores below the country average.

Performance across key PFM activities

The graph in Figure 3 below shows the average scores for the six key PFM activities compared with the average score recorded for these activities across the twenty-four country PEFA assessments we have studied.

 Figure 3: Azerbaijan key PFM activity comparisons


Azerbaijan - relative performance for key PFM activities

All six key PFM activities recorded scores below the country average. Download a png version of Figure 3 here (Azerbaijan key PFM activities) to review these scores in more detail.


You can download the 2014 PEFA assessment for Azerbaijan here.

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