Efficient Management of Public Sector Budgets and Services – What to Do and How to Do It

Project number: 2020406

- Online Course -

Date & pricing

30/09/2020 - 01/10/2020
Register before: 28/09/2020

€ 700,00 per attendee

€ 630,00 for EIPA members*

Efficient Management of Public Sector Budgets and Services – What to Do and How to Do It

From:  630,00

Since 2011 this EIPA course has helped experienced finance professionals and service managers make better decisions for delivering services to citizens – and in 2020 we are again partnering with OECD’s Territorial Governance Department to do so.

About this online workshop

Are you about to face the annual budget battle?
Are this year’s decisions even more difficult than usual?
Help is now at hand!

Since 2011 this EIPA course has helped experienced finance professionals and service managers make better decisions for delivering services to citizens – and in 2019 we are again partnering with OECD’s Territorial Governance Department to do so.

We cover key financial/operational risks across the public financial management cycle – budgeting, budget execution, planning and delivery of services focusing on how to:

  • Prepare public sector budgets and service plans in difficult times by making realistic choices about priorities and thus make best use of limited resources;
  • Link budgets to service priorities;
  • Use budgets as a tool to manage public services, including setting/using KPIs and when/how to deal with unfavourable outcomes.

We also cover stakeholder impact budgets (such as gender-based budgeting), the role of multi-annual budgets and the challenges in performance budgeting.

Course methodology

To help you to do so we will give you:

  • Initial input with presentations on key issues on budgeting, financial management and operational service management and service planning;
  • Examples/case studies to show you what happens in practice across the EU at national and sub-national level;
  • Adequate time to discuss with our experts and other participants issues arising in your situation.

Who will benefit most?

This online workshop is for officials from European institutions/agencies, ministries, national executive agencies, regional governments, municipalities and other public sector bodies such as:

  • Finance staff experienced in preparing budgets and financial management reports;
  • Service managers who need to understand budgets, financial management reports and operational management reports to better plan and manage services;
  • Auditors who can help public sector bodies improve how they control finances and manage services.

If you are a finance professional or service manager in the public sector, come and share experiences with your peers and learn from our experts to deal with the difficult challenges you are facing.



“The days of the politics of “and” are over – Budgeting is about making choices about what services to deliver to citizens and in what way”

Michael Burnett

Read Michael Burnett’s blog ‘Understanding the public sector financial management cycle’

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What you will learn in this online workshop

By the end of the online workshop you will:

  • Better understand the role of budgeting in the public sector and why it matters;
  • Be able to deal more effectively with the current challenges for budgeting and service planning for finance staff and service managers;
  • Achieve better co-operation between finance staff and service managers to improve public service planning and delivery;
  • Be able to identify/manage the most commonly arising financial and operational risks in budget preparation and planning for service delivery;
  • Be able to identify/manage the commonly arising financial and operational risks in the budget execution of and service delivery;
  • Better understand how auditors can help public sector bodies to improve their management of finances/services.
Michael Burnett

Michael Burnett

Public Procurement / PPP / Public Sector Management

Andrew Blazey

Andrew Blazey

OECD
Public Financial Management

Harrie Scholtens

Harrie Scholtens

PRIMO
Local Government

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382
b.vetter@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins.

 EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. 

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The programme

09.30 Opening of online platform
09.45 Welcome and introduction to the online workshop

Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management and EPSA 2019 Project Leader, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

10.00 Public sector budgeting and service delivery: Introduction

  • Why it matters
  • Current context and challenges
  • Linking public sector budgeting to service delivery objectives: What to do and how to do it

Michael Burnett

11.00 Break
11.15 Public sector budgeting and service delivery: Introduction (continued)
Michael Burnett
12.15 Break
13.00 Public sector budgeting in practice:Introduction to OECD budget principles

Andrew Blazey, Deputy Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD, Paris (FR)

14.15 Break
14.30 Public sector budgeting in practice: Experience at national level –  Case studies – Sweden, Germany and Ireland

Andrew Blazey

15.45 End of day one
09.30 Opening of online platform
09.45 Public sector budgeting in practice: Experience at sub-national level – Case study – United Kingdom
Michael Burnett
10.45 Break
11.00 Public sector budgeting in practice: Experience at sub-national level – Case study – the Netherlands
Harrie Scholtens, External Expert, EIPA/Former Seconded National Expert (the Netherlands), EIPA, Maastricht (NL) and Former City Manager, Middleharnis (NL)
12.00 Managing budgets in practice: Key issues
Andrew Blazey
12.45 Break
13.30 Managing budgets in practice: Key issues (continued)
Managing budgets in practice: Experience at national level – Case studies – EU Member States and Canada
Andrew Blazey
14.45 Managing service delivery in practice: Key issues
Michael Burnett
15.30 Break
15.45 Managing service delivery in practice: Experience at sub-national level – Case study – United Kingdom
Michael Burnett
16.30 Evaluation and end of online workshop