EPM 313 - Education Budgets and Financial Management

7 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
Training location: 
Paris (France)

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Course objectives

To reinforce the operational and analytical expertise of the participants with regards to public sector Financial Management and budgeting and more specifically in the field of education. 

Beneficiaries will be able to actively participate and play key role in the preparation of Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF); in their own Government’s budget as well as that of their education department, for better integrating national policies, plans and budgeting, with the aim of reaching development goals.



The content of the program is drawn from field experience and is a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge and concepts applied in education budgeting and financial management. 

  1. Macro-economic and Educational Financing: This section presents the funding mechanisms of education systems in the context of economic and fiscal constraints in national budgets. Participants will be able to identify the main macro-economic indicators which permit measuring the amount of readily available public resources in Education. (1 day)
  2. Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF): This section will present MTEF development techniques. Participants will be able to estimate multiyear projections of revenue and expenditures for implementing medium term education plans. (1 ½ day)
  3. National and Education Budgets: This section presents the different stages involved in the preparation and execution of national budgets. Participants will be equipped with the techniques to develop sophisticate approach based education budgets such as programme or performance based budget and gender responsive budget... (4 day)
  4. Budget Expenditures Analysis: This section presents the evaluation of the impact of education costs in the educational sector, while applying a series of performance indicators, analyzing education expenditure by category, function, program and level of education. (1 ½ days)
  5. Financial Management: This section outlines the techniques and procedures of financial management within public education sectors as they continuously modernize their management methods. The section will introduce multi-fund accounting which enables education institutions (schools, universities, etc). to keep an account of their financial resources from various financial sources in accordance with the different conditions of use. (2 days)


Experience in Financial Management and Budget Services

Profile of participant:

In addition to the criteria mentioned in the introduction, managers from ministries of education, finance and planning (centralized, regional or local departments/services), institutions involved in financial management and budget planning.