Day One: Monday 5th November 2018

09:00 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair and Delegates’ Introductions  
10:15 Financing public services 
How public services are financed
Ongoing trends
The current financial situation
Public financial management: systems and processes
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Public spending: planning and budgeting
Strategic planning and budgeting in the public sector
The macroeconomic framework for national public financial planning
Incremental and zero-based budgeting
Alternative forms of budgeting - Performance and priority based budgeting
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Managing and engaging stakeholders
Public participation in the formulation of budgets
Interacting with the media
The role of the legislature / audit institutions / donors etc
 
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Budgeting in uncertain circumstances
Complexity and public financial management
The impact of the global financial crisis on budgeting
Recognising and managing risks
Rolling and contingency budgeting
 
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  
 

Day Two: Tuesday 6th November 2018

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Public revenue: sources of government funding
Identifying revenue from taxation
Identifying revenue from commercial undertakings
Other sources of revenue: public-private partnerships
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Budget formulation and approval
Role of the legislature
The budget statement
Securing donor approval
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Budgeting in local government
Doing more with less
How local government is funded
Controllable and non-controllable income and expenditures
 
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Case study: Developing and implementing a budgeting system  
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  
 

Day Three: Wednesday 7th November 2018

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Executing budgets
Processes and institutions to implement the budget
Organisations involved in executing the budget
Enabling program implementation
Phases of execution - allocation, commitments, verification
Budget Adjustments
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Cash flow management
Cash management policies
Financing instruments
Reducing operational risk and scope for fraud
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Evaluation
Policy, programme and project evaluation
Types of evaluation
Policy impact and evaluation criteria
Conducting evaluations
 
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Evaluation case studies and application
Examples of case studies on policy and programme evauation
 
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  
 

Day Four: Thursday 8th November 2018

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Financial oversight
How to monitor the use of public funds
Budget oversight processes in different forms of government
Legal and procedural frameworks
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Auditing
Role of auditing
Independent auditing
Framework for audit quality
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Public debt management
Forming a debt management strategy
Risk management frameworks
Coordination with monetary and fiscal policies
Case discussion: fiscal sustainability in the UK
 
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Public expenditure reviews
Diagnosing spending problems
Ensuring transparency of budget allocations
Identifying agenda and key policy areas for next budget cycle
 
16:15 Wrap up Discussion  
16:30 Close  
 


Day Five: Friday 9th November 2018

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Introduction to accrual based accounting
What is accrual based accounting?
Benefits of accrual- versus cash- based accounting
IPSAS and IFRS: what's the difference?
 
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Introduction to accrual based accounting
What is accrual based accounting?
Benefits of accrual- versus cash- based accounting
IPSAS and IFRS: what's the difference?
 
12:15 Overview of Chartered Management Institute Assignments and Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
 
12:45 Final Discussion and Certificate Presentation
Group photo
Evaluation forms and feedback
Further training requirements
 
13:00 Formal Close and Lunch