Public Financial Management: Planning and Control

Programme aim

High standards of financial management are central to the delivery of public sector. Participants and their organisations will benefit from increased knowledge of modern public financial management practices and the high standards expected of the public sector. With this knowledge, participants will be able to review the resource allocation mechanisms and budgetary and financial controls within their organisations and ensure that resources are better planned and controlled, consistent with organisational priorities.

Prospective donors attach growing importance to effective financial management. One aim of this programme is to help countries pass these tests by increasing and deepening knowledge of good financial management practices throughout their public sector. It is designed for policy makers, financial practitioners and line managers with financial and resource management responsibilities.

Ask us about the one week option for this course. 

You will learn how to:

  • The key elements of and good practice in public financial management
  • ƒƒMedium-Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF) and planning
  • ƒƒThe principles of good governance in a modern public sector, including institutional arrangements and organisational responsibilities for PFM
  • ƒƒEffective resource allocation in support of the strategic objectives of the organisation
  • ƒƒPolicy-based budgeting and controls linked to MTEF and to outputs and outcomes

Benefits of attending - You will be able to:


  • Implement stable planning and budgeting frameworks to assist economic and financial management, propriety and efficiency in the public sector
  • ƒƒContribute to and assist in implementing medium-term financial planning and effective planning and budgeting in the public sector
  • ƒƒLink the role of budgeting to performance management and resource allocation

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