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20 October - 12 December 2014




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Education Cost Analysis
(in French)

Date: 20 October to 12 December 2014 (8 weeks)
Registration deadline: 21 July 2014

The objective of the course is to strengthen and update the capacity to carry out analysis of costs and expenditure as a basis for assessment of the financial implications of programmes and projects to be included in sector or sub-sector plans or the preparation of medium-term expenditure frameworks and of annual budgets.

The course covers the following topics:

  • framework and general concepts of economics
  • concepts of costs and expenditure and their application in the field of education;
  • scope and classification of educational costs and expenditure;
  •  methods of analysis of variations in education spending (including among other growth rates and deflator with prices index analysis); and
  •  factors determining educational costs
  •  cost benefit, cost effectiveness analysis
  •  cost efficiency.                   

Participants’ profiles:

Staff of Education Ministries and of sub-national level education planning entities (regions, provinces, etc.) in charge of planning or finance (budget, expenditure management, plan and budget implementation monitoring). Staff from training institutions, international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations. Course participants should have at least three years of experience with plan and budget preparation.

Language: French


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