Every country around the world has embraced public financial management reforms over the last two decades, but many simply have not met expectations. The pressure for reform is even greater after 2008 given that countries are pressured to pursue austerity measures, but still ensure that government services are delivered.
Reform initiatives in public financial management have focused primarily on technical interventions and yielded decidedly mixed results. In practice, public financial management does not lend itself to "one-size-fits-all" approaches to policy making. Effective reform depends on political and organizational change, which requires a deep understanding of national traditions, capacities, and needs. While most attention has centered on public financial management in developing countries, research has shown that many developed countries face similar issues in implementing successful reforms.
Public Financial Management in a Changing World offers a rigorous, evidence-based approach to public financial management. The program is intended to bring together officials in charge of implementing reforms in their countries with leading experts from multilateral organizations to examine the challenges associated with successful systemic reform.
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Public Financial Management in a Changing World is designed to bring together senior officials tasked with designing and implementing reform initiatives in their countries. Leaders with responsibility for budgets, internal or external audits, and financial controls in Ministries of Finance and line agencies, as well as legislative branches of government, will benefit from this program.
Private sector consultants and members of international organizations working in these areas also should consider applying. Diverse perspectives and interactive class sessions will enhance the learning experience for all participants, providing a unique opportunity to build lasting professional networks.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
As a program participant, you are responsible for securing the appropriate visas (B1 Visa) and travel documents you need to travel to the country in which your program is located.
Once admitted to a program, the Program Director can provide you with a letter as documentation for your visa application.
Please note that you should request a B-1 visa and not an F-l student visa for attendance to a program. Program participants are not considered full-time enrolled students at Harvard University, and they are therefore not eligible for Harvard’s F-l student visa sponsorship.
Because the time required to obtain a visa can be lengthy, we encourage applicants from outside the United States to apply at least 12 weeks before the start date of each program.
At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.
Most executive programs are designed for participants with at least 10 years of work experience, however there are no formal educational requirements for admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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