Enhancing Digital Solutions to Implement Emergency Responses

This note provides guidance to low-income developing countries (LIDCs) and emerging market economies (EMEs) on how public financial management (PFM) systems can leverage digital solutions to support the implementation of COVID-19 emergency responses. Such digital solutions include financial management information systems (FMIS), fiscal transparency portals, and procurement platforms. The recommended measures could be implemented relatively rapidly during the crisis to streamline spending and control processes embedded in the information systems, enhance FMIS functionalities for cash management, and improve transparency of emergency responses through digital solutions.