The proper management of public sector finances in any economy is an important requirement. This is because it is the process that guarantees preferred quality in the provisioning of public sector services by public institutions. In addition to identifying some of the key socio-economic concerns impacting public sector management of finances, this course builds on the basic course offered earlier, to include ICT use in procurement and allocation of resources, examination in some detail, of challenges and opportunities in the adoption and adaptation of public private partnership (PPP) models to augment public coffers in meeting expanded public service demands.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
A wide range of senior public officials in local and central government authorities who have responsibilities in the areas of finance and accounts, auditing, resource procurement, investments and projects management, and development planning, among others.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the programme participants will be able to:
- Examine different policy options and models for mobilizing and allocating public
resources for economic growth and human development;
- Analyse and evaluate alternative external finance sources in order to be able to
make informed choices and decisions among competing bilateral and multilateral
- Examine the technological and practicality of various public policies and their
impact on good public sector financial governance and reduction of fraudulent
and corrupt practices.
- Challenges in financial resources mobilization in the Africa Region;
- Challenges in using ICT supported public sector financial management;
- Discussions on some "best" practices in managing public sector finances;
- Use of the PPP procurement approach to public service provisioning;
- Evaluating External Financial Resource mobilization, and
- Review of current issues on International Public Sector Accounting Standards.