How a country organises its public finances forms the basis for how local authorities govern priorities in cities, towns and villages. While national governments have the responsibility to design and supervise a system that works, local authorities are challenged to use their often limited resources for delivering better local services.
This course helps you in answering questions such as:
You will discuss the assignment of expenditure responsibilities and revenue sources, the design and implementation of intergovernmental transfers, financial accountability, gender budgeting and local government spending and monitoring. Country cases from a.o. Bangladesh, Kenya and Tanzania on intergovernmental transfer will be analysed. You will visit Dutch institutions including the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and the Court of Audit of the Municipality of Rotterdam.
This course will help you:
After this course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.
Professionals responsible for the design and implementation of (fiscal) decentralisation processes, public sector reform programmes, public service delivery or financial management. The course is also aimed at individuals who work for national, regional or local governments, or donor and development organisations.
The course fee is € 3.150,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation is not included. Group discounts are available if you participate with three of more colleagues in this course. Email us for more information. The course language is English.
For questions or more information about this course, please direct your inquiry to the Programme Manager, Nienke Vermeulen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31(70) 37 38 695.
The Hague Academy for Local Governance is proud to offer four short courses which qualify for scholarships provided by Nuffic (The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education). Qualified candidates are invited to register before the application deadline of 24 October 2017!