The public financial management programme will be run through a combination of lectures, case studies, and classroom discussions. Content and lectures will explore key aspects of budget reform, accounting, and internal audit reform – and how these parts come together to facilitate effective public financial management systems. Case studies will be led by speakers who are experts in public financial management.
Participants will have an enhanced understanding of:
- Approaches to balance the demands on public financial management systems, including common calls for austerity and the simultaneous pressures for increased spending
- The options available to improve public financial management performance in a wide variety of contexts
- Strategies to adapt common reform options to local contextual challenges; and
- Ways of facilitating the implementation of reforms by distributed agents across governments
- Evidence-based insights about the connection between the quality and the outputs of systems in functional areas such as budgeting, accounting, auditing, and procurement;
- Approaches for strategic engagement of stakeholders in reforms and change management; and
- A lasting network of people who share a common understanding of the challenges of reforming public financial management systems.