Training Topics

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR BETTER GOVERNANCE

Module-1: Financial Management for Good Governance

  • Principles of fiscal management for local government (Budgeting, Developing Medium-Term Fiscal Plans).
  • Prioritisation of expenditure on basic services to ensure improved service delivery.
  • ‘Drawing up a Good Budget’, ‘Managing Public Finances’, ‘Criticality of the Fiscal Planning Process’, ‘Developing a Department Action Plan’.
  • Use of social accountability tools to ensure participatory governance and enhanced transparency (CRC, CSC, CRC+, Participatory Budgeting).

Module-2: Expenditure Management for Enhanced Social Accountability

  • Social Accountability & Social Capital.
  • Prioritising expenditure.
  • Balancing competing demands and conflicts of interest in Expenditure Management (managing political, class & caste conflict in expenditure planning).
  • Equitable, Economic & Effective planning for expenditure management.
  • Social Accountability Tools for rational expenditure management.
  • Fiscal capacity skills: Budgeting, Medium Term Fiscal Plans etc.
  • Principles of public finance.
  • Community Scoring and Participatory Budgeting.
  • Standards & Processes of Applying Social Accountability to Expenditure Planning.

 

SUSTAINABLE & INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

Module-1: Accountable Governance and Sustainable Development for Last Mile Impact

  • Theory, principle and practice of Data Analytics & Action Research for Evidence Based Decision Making, Civic Participation in Governance, Gender & Inclusive Growth.
  • Skills to raise standards in people-centric governance.
  • Social accountability tools and their importance in ensuring participatory governance and enhanced transparency (CSC, CRC+, Participatory Budgeting)

Module-2: Social Accountability and Good Governance (Advanced: for mid-career government functionaries)

  • Accountability, transparency & efficiency in policy-making; participatory approaches for strengthening of service delivery mechanisms.
  • Allocation of resources based on ground evidence- using the evidence to demand better allocation of funds.
  • The political economy of development- enhancing quality of governance.

Module-3: Sustainable, Inclusive, Participatory Development in Local Government

  • Policy, planning and programme implementation at the grassroots- empowering last mile resources with skills to make development optimally effective and inclusive.
  • The value of evidence-based decision-making.
  • Making women and the less empowered intrinsic to the development process.

Module-4: Policy Engagement & Communication for Development

  • Audience Mapping
    • Importance of audience mapping
    • Identifying potential audience
    • Mapping the audience
  • Professional Communication
    • Preparation
    • Mode of communication
    • Purpose
    • Writing reports etc.
    • Understanding policy relevant documents
    • Content Analysis of policy documents
    • Policy brief

 

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY TOOLS FOR PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT
  • Social Accountability, Social Audit, Social Compliance
  • Social Accountability of Government Programme
  • Social Accountability in Industrial Sector
  • Social Accountability for Civil Society Organizations

 

CERTIFICATION COURSE/ ELECTIVE FOR STUDENTS OF PUBLIC POLICY
  • Social Accountability & its Application for Good Governance- ‘Action Research’ with case studies from live projects
  • Participatory, Inclusive Governance
  • Sustainable Development
  • Social Accountability & Good Governance