Public investment programmes are essential for the growth and development of a country’s economy. They play two major roles. One is that they help to boost capacity for the delivery of public services. It is through capital assets like schools, hospitals, roads, and water works, among others, that we are able to provide the services the people have paid taxes for and expect from the government. The second role played by the public investment programme is that of providing support for the private sector to operate effectively and efficiently. It is through public sector investment programmes that infrastructure is built that makes it possible for the private sector to operate. As a result, public investments help to attract private sector investments. The overall result is that jobs are created and the economy grows faster. This programme is meant to help build capacity in the management and delivery of public sector investment programmes and projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This programme is intended for senior managers in finance, projects and administration in both national and local governments.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of te course, the participants will be able to:
Plan for and manage public investment programmes;
Appraise, prioritize, finance and budget for major capital projects;
Implement effective public private partnerships in capital asset development;
Identify, assess and control risks in public sector investment programmes.
The role of infrastructure in economic development;
The investment panning process in the public sector;
Financing capital investment;
Developing bankable infrastructure projects;
Project finance and asset management in the public sector;
Public private partnerships and project risk management in the public sector.