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Public financial management (PFM) is the process of collecting, allocating, spending, and accounting for public resources. It is a critical function of government, as it ensures that public funds are used efficiently and effectively to deliver services to citizens.

This course will provide an introduction to the key concepts and principles of PFM. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of PFM and the entities that are included within PFM
  • Identify the key functions of PFM
  • Explain the objectives of PFM
  • Describe some of the challenges to achieving effective PFM

This short course consists of 3 modules. You must work through these sequentially. Once you have completed all of the sections within a module, you will be able to move on to the next. The study guide can be downloaded in the Introduction module.  

To access a module, click on the module title.