How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect the public finances of governments? What went wrong in Greece’s handling of its public debt? How did a city government like Detroit go from prosperity to bankruptcy? And how could the looting, theft and corruption in Malawi’s “cashgate” have been avoided?
We are all concerned about where “our” money goes. We all want good roads and schools, thriving industry, and personal and national security, but how can we be sure that public monies are being managed properly, and how can we hold those in charge to account?
This free online course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to understand and evaluate the management of financial resources across the public sector, wherever you are.
Drawing on the expertise of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS, University of London, we’ll look at:
By the end of the four-week course, you will be able to:
This is a general level course, however some knowledge of economics, political science, or accounting may be useful.
This course would also be of interest to those already working in public sector management or simply looking for a better understanding of contemporary financial issues.