Effective Public Financial Management

Since the 1990s, there has been a surge of interest among international agencies in the way public sector budgets are set, managed, and reported on. This reflects not only an increased demand for transparency but also recognition that effective public financial management (PFM) is pivotal to economic and developmental success.

This five-day programme provides a thorough insight in public finance management (PFM) for those who are involved in policy work, sector programmes, or those who have management responsibilities in government ministries, departments and agencies. It has been designed specifically with the developing country context in mind.

Programme Key Features:

  • Be aware of the complex nature of PFM reform – from the macro-economic context to the institutional framework
  • Understand what is meant by political economy analysis
  • Be equipped with some basic frameworks for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a country’s PFM systems
  • Be equipped with some basic analytical frameworks, such as fiscal discipline, allocative efficiency and technical efficiency
  • Understand budget formulation: from classification to execution
  • Understand elements of revenue management (tax, non-tax, royalties, grants and dividends) as well as debt management

Designed For:

Public financial managers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of best practice government finance processes
  • Understand how all government finance roles should fit together
  • Take your public sector finance skills to an advanced level
  • Understand how to communicate with people who don’t have a finance background
  • Be able to move into different public sector finance roles





£2,150 + VAT


St James’s Park, London

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