Budgeting and financial management are at the core of public and sector economic reform programs in most countries around the world. With the increasing demands and pressures for enhanced service delivery and the challenges of budgetary crises and fiscal shocks, the need for improved budget processes and innovative financial management techniques is especially critical in developing and emerging economies. Within this context the primary objective of budget analysis is to determine the progress, challenges and opportunities for improving the quality and quantity of public spending. Budget analyses generate the evidence required to engage effectively with policy and budget makers. Through budget analysis we can tell whether public spending on people priorities is increasing or decreasing and is adequate or not.
This two weeks training is designed to give you the skills you need to reform budget systems and contribute to strengthening public financial management in Sudan and around the world.
The main areas of training are;
Definition of government, government structure, public sector and budget. Budget and macro-economy Coverage of the budget. Financial programming Public finance and economic growth Budget and stabilization policy The main principles for good governance and expenditure management. Financing the budget and budget deficits Revenue forecasting techniques Management and organization of budget processes Alternative budget frameworks including MTEF (medium-term expenditure framework) Input-control and output-oriented performance or results-based budgeting techniques Balanced scorecard approaches to budgeting and management Budget as an instrument of managerial performance Budget analysis, monitoring and evaluation of budget performance Negotiation techniques and conflict resolution within the budgeting process and implementation Indicators of budget policy, institutions, and processes Budget implementation, cash management, and budget monitoring techniques Fiscal transparency and accountability standards and assessment Fiscal decentralization and budgeting Capital budgeting, cost-benefit, and cost effectiveness analyses Budgeting and poverty reduction strategies Debt management Role, budgeting and management of foreign aid Fiscal aspects of external and domestic debt management