Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS)

Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) is a research methodology PYAO uses to monitor and evaluate the flow of public funds from central government to local councils and service providers like schools and health facilities. This is aimed at assessing the extent to which funds allocated for public services reach their intended beneficiaries and are utilised effectively. It is always conducted to evaluate the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of public expenditure in specific sectors like education, health, or infrastructure among others.

PYAO has conducted a lot of PETS with support from among others MEJN, Action Aid, Tilitonse Fund, NDI Malawi, OXFAM, CAVWOC, REFORD among others since 2016. Over 230 young people and community leaders have been trained and empowered to use this tool.