The quest for value for money in government services and activities has brought budget analysis, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to the fore of development management. Within the realm of development management, budget analysis and M&E provides all stakeholders of development a better means of learning from past experience, particularly as it relates to improving service delivery, as well as planning and allocation of resources.
In the past, not much attention was paid to budget analysis and M&E in the development process in developing countries, which explains the deplorable public service quality in those countries.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All Officers of MDAs, local government officers, social workers, NGOs, managers of donor-funded projects.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Conduct participatory budgeting;
- Analyse the budget using the budget analysis framework;
- Research on budget implementation and communicate findings to stakeholders;
- Conduct independent budget advocacy;
- Implement accountability initiatives;
- Develop skills for budget tracking;
- Conduct participatory performance monitoring and evaluation.
- Budget analysis using the budget analysis framework;
- Stocktaking of social accountability initiatives in Africa;
- Budget advocacy:
- Budget tracking;
- Broadly based social accountability mechanisms;
- Budget M & E
- Budget communication and reporting.