Monday 16 Nov 2020
- Duration: One Week
- City: London
- Fees: 3900 GBP
Monday 16 Nov 2020
This course is about innovative ideas in the management of the resources available in our countries. It is intended to help build capacity in creatively applying the scarce resources to meet the increasing needs of the people for economic growth and development. The thinking behind this programme is that Africa faces enormous challenges in addressing poverty in the face of dwindling resources and therefore needs to be innovative in applying the resources available. It will be devoted to analyzing case studies and best practices available that show how others have innovatively applied scarce resources to address their problems.
This course would also be of interest to those already working in public sector management or simply looking for a better understanding of contemporary financial issues.
Innovations in financing public sector projects
Public expenditure management reforms
Understanding financial statements: an examination of the information contained in common accounting terms.
Fiscal imbalances: causes and consequences
Understanding public sector spending: how governments spend public money to implement public policies and execute programmes and projects
Planning and budgeting: an analysis of how public expenditure decisions are made
Case studies on innovations in Public Expenditure Management (PEM)
Participatory approaches to budgeting
Evaluating public expenditures: understanding the effect of public spending decisions
Activity based costing and cost management
Performance based budgeting
The role of ICT in PEM
Auditing and accountability: exploring the concept of accountability and explaining the importance of corporate governance in ensuring government accountability
Understanding public governance: exploring how the crisis of public administration has led to financial disaster in cities like Detroit
Cutting expenditures and the austerity agenda: how government austerity policies are used to reduce government activity
Common sources of public revenues, including inter-governmental transfers, and alternative sources used by governments across the world
Taxation: an exploration of the advantages and disadvantages of taxation, custom duties and fees, and their uses, from behavioural change to stimulating business activity