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 Strategic Reviews

2 Day Course

Strategic reviews are public finance tools that can be applied to consolidate spending, achieve greater alignment of spending to political goals, improve value for money, and enhance program performance.  Such reviews take place in countries across the OECD for various reasons.  Impetus to undertake these exercises can be fiscal, economic and performance related, and tend to be exogenous (i.e. a reaction or response to events). To sustain the benefits of a review, its core components should be integrated into the public budgeting process.

IFSD’s course on strategic reviews is designed to develop participants’ understanding of reviews, their methodologies, and best practices, for application through the expenditure management system. Through lectures, case studies and guest speakers, participants will gain a holistic perspective of what goes into the design and execution of a review and what can be done to encourage their success.