Municipal Finances: Free E-Learning Program for Local Governments


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Applications for the World Bank’s free Municipal Finances E-course  from October 27 to December 19, 2014 are now available. This course for local leaders and officials, think tanks, national institutions, and World Bank Staff aims to improve knowledge and skills for the management of local finances. Extract from perspectives of local governments, content for this course includes being transparent, performance measurement, managing revenues and expenditures, local assets and services, and external resource mobilization.

Municipal finances are a key component toward sustainable development. However, local officials and implementing actors must know how to mobilize, maintain, and allocate financial resources to remain resilient. Additionally, effective governance is required to enhance accountability and public transparency of budgets. As advocates for local governance, The Hunger Project encourages your participation in this course.

Through an online e-Learning community, the World Bank e-Institute shares knowledge and the latest trends in development, and helps learners enhance their skills. Courses cover governance, health, cities, climate change, finance and public private partnerships.

The deadline to apply is October 13, 2014. 

To learn more, click here.

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