Budget Review and Parliamentary Oversight

Start: Jan 22, 2024
End: Jan 26, 2024
Venue: Dubai - UAE
Duration: 1 week
Start: Jan 25, 2021
End: Jan 29, 2021
Venue: Mombasa - Kenya
Duration: 1 week
Statement of Need

Effective budget review and parliamentary oversight play a vital role in ensuring the efficient delivery of public services and the overall stability of the economy in African countries. National legislatures, such as the National Assembly, are entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the development and implementation of the national budget. To fulfill this crucial role, members of parliament require the necessary skills and knowledge to comprehensively review the budget and monitor its execution.

This programme aims to equip members of the National Assembly with the essential competencies to fulfill their responsibilities in budgetary oversight effectively. Participants will gain an understanding of the budgeting process, including the examination of priorities set by the executive branch and the alignment of these priorities with national development goals. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, participants will learn how to analyze budget proposals and assess their implications on service delivery and economic performance within the African context.

Furthermore, the programme will provide participants with the tools to conduct rigorous monitoring of budget implementation, ensuring adherence to established priorities and controls. By enhancing their budget review and oversight capabilities, participants will contribute to the transparent and accountable management of public funds, promoting fiscal responsibility and sustainable economic growth within African nations.

Overall, this programme addresses the specific needs of African parliamentarians by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively review and monitor the budget. Through their enhanced oversight capabilities, participants will contribute to the prudent management of public finances, fostering economic development and improved service delivery for the benefit of African nations and their citizens.

Who Attends

Members of parliament and county assemblies, budget officers, finance managers and economists in the public sector.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critical components of the budget making process in the country;
  • Review the priorities set in the budget in the light of the goals set at national level;
  • Effectively oversee the implementation of the national budget;
  • Maintain transparency and accountability in budget management;
  • Apply strategies that increase legistavive influence and advocacy for policy changes;

Develop ability to make informed decision making on public expenditure.


US$ 1150 to cover tuition and training materials only.