School of government to offer financial training
Dubai, April 21, 2009
The Dubai School of Government (DSG), a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy, will offer a public financial management certificate programme to participants across government bodies.
DSG has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Department of Finance (DDF) to provide the training programme in financial planning and budgeting.
The key objective of the MoU is to provide participants across government entities in Dubai with an advanced understanding of the underlying themes, concepts and principles of financial budgeting, as well as its relationship with fiscal planning and policy.
The five-module certificate program in public financial management will include an introduction to the macroeconomics of budget and fiscal policy, budget planning, budget management and execution, as well as capital budgeting and public investment.
The program will initially offer a comprehensive two-tier training opportunity in financial budgeting and planning for relevant officers in each segment of finance, specifically the division heads and their team members at government entities. The objective is to develop a core group of officials functioning within the government, as well as across public entities.
“This timely program will feature an excellent combination of academic and practitioner perspectives on key issues of public financial management,” said Dr Tarik Yousef, DSG dean. “The content is designed to equip officials with the tools and techniques that will help them make informed decisions.”
Nasser Al-Shaikh, director-general of DDF, said: “The partnership with DSG will be rewarding, as the organisation serves as an ideal platform for capacity building. Such initiatives will create synergy across government entities through implementation of learning.” – TradeArabia News Service