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Short Course: Finance And Banking

Finance is the study of how people allocate their assets over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty.
Banking can be defined as the business activity of accepting and safeguarding money owned by other individuals and entities, and then lending out this money in order to earn a profit.
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Course Title: Value for Money Financial Management in the Public Sector

Venue: Kampala, UGANDA  
Learning Duration:  1 week 
Starting: 29 May 2017  Ending: 2 Jun 2017
Fees: 1150 USD
Payment Details: to cover tuition and training materials only.

Quite a number of citizens are reluctant to pay taxes to authorities due to lack of demonstrated value-for-money. There is broad consensus that development funds should be used as effectively as possible. Donor agencies and governments, tax payers, partner country governments and citizens all want aid to work as well as it can and agree that limited aid budgets need to be well targeted and managed. Policy makers want to see clear numerical evidence of the best possible value for money in all areas of government expenditure, including development co-operation. Value for money has become more prominent on the development agenda for a number of inter-related reasons.

  • Development community has in the past been driven by performance criteria that are

very different from those in other areas of public spending: how much is spent

sometimes overshadows the more fundamental question of what the funds achieve.

  • Aid agencies are increasingly expected to understand and demonstrate the value for

money of their work to those who are paying the bills, i.e. tax payers.

  • A number of aid sceptics have claimed that aid does not work, is wasteful and

should be downsized or abolished.

  • Although these claims may not always be based on evidence, strong evidence is

needed in order to demonstrate that aid is valid and managed well, and that those in

charge of aid are constantly seeking to make it work better.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All practitioners for development from all professions.

HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Integrate value for money (VfM) approaches in an organisation, projects

and programmes.

  • Apply best practice and existing and emerging tools to capture and manage for VfM.
  • Guarantee that the activities implemented deliver maximum value to their organisation and its stakeholders.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Key features and trends in value for money (VfM);
  • Value for money performance indicators;
  • Tools for VFM Management;
  • Value for money evaluation Framework.

Course No:  2017-05-29-3-9-1897

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