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Public financial management: planning and performance


The focus of this module is almost entirely on the expenditure side of public financial management, looking at budgeting, accountability and the changes in financial management.

Topics covered​​

  • Unit 1: The Context of Financial Management
  • Unit 2: Budget Coverage, Classification and Structure
  • Unit 3: Costs
  • Unit 4: Accounting and Budgeting – National Level
  • Unit 5: Accounting and Budgeting – Sub-national Level
  • Unit 6: Budget Execution
  • Unit 7: Financial Management and Performance
  • Unit 8: Budgeting and Democracy


  • one three-hour unseen written examination (70%)
  • two tutor marked assignments (30%)