Play an active role in public financial management - a large and rapidly-developing area of study that has particular importance to parliamentary staff, and those who engage in the field of legislative development.

Public financial management (PFM) is the system of rules, processes, procedures, and regulations through which decisions on financial resources are made and implemented. In a broader perspective, PFM also defines the relation of the state to its citizens.

Topics Covered

Featured topics include:

  • The context of public financial management
  • The governance, institutional and global context
  • The policy, macroeconomic and fiscal context
  • Concepts and objectives of PFM
  • Budget types, systems, and classifications
  • Budget strategy and preparation
  • Budget approval and scrutiny
  • Budget implementation
  • Accounting, reporting, and auditing

Learning Outcomes

The program is designed to enable you to:

  • Reflect on the major dimensions of the internal and external context of the budgetary system
  • Explain the meaning and relevance of the three main objectives of Public Financial Management and how they interface with parliament and political choices
  • Appraise the role of the legislature throughout the key stages of the budget process across different jurisdictions
  • Raise key questions and apply different techniques when reviewing revenue and expenditure plans, financial accounts, and actual performance


“I am glad to have been part of this program. I got a promotion at my place of work and we are fully using the financial management course to inform other staff through the Institute of Parliamentary Studies of Uganda.”
- Josephine Watera
Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Parliament of Uganda


Applies Towards the Following Programs


Section(s) offered

Section Title
Public Financial Management
Language of Delivery
Online Course
Jun 17, 2019 to Jul 28, 2019
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $995.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 24, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 24, 2019
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 01, 2019
Section Notes

Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

  • Any time prior to the 1st class: Course Drop Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 1st and before the 2nd class: Course Withdrawal Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 2nd class before the 3rd class: Course Withdrawal with No Refund.


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