Financial Sector Benchmarking Studies Database
PFS conducts semi-annual analyses of the financial sector in Beneficiary Countries and benchmarks their progress against global standards and countries with more advanced financial sectors in Central Europe. Benchmarking analysis is used as a tool to identify common gaps and challenges in the financial sectors of Beneficiary Countries, while USAID missions can rely on the analyses when planning bilateral economic growth programs.
- Please use the list below to locate the most recent benchmarking reports written for each PFS Beneficiary Country.
- To obtain graphical representations of the data generated through our benchmarking analyses, navigate to the Dynamic Charts tool or the Heat Maps web page (located in the drop down menu of our main navigation bar under Benchmarking Studies).
- Michael Borish, head of PFS benchmarking team, talks about the PFS Financial Sector Benchmarking System in this short video.
The PFS Financial Sector Benchmarking System is designed to complement, supplement, and integrate with USAID’s Monitoring Country Progress (MCP) system. MCP is an empirical analytical system which tracks and analyzes country progress along five dimensions: (1) economic reforms; (2) governing justly and democratically; (3) macro-economic performance; (4) investing in people; and (5) peace and security. It is used to facilitate country strategic planning including country graduation from USG foreign assistance programs.