11.487J / 11.147J
Innovative Budgeting and Finance for the Public Sector (Urban Public Finance)

Examines how to adequately and effectively attend to public sector responsibilities for basic services with limited financial and human resources, particularly in the context of rapid population growth as well as shrinkage. Provides an introductory framework for understanding methods and processes of budgeting, accounting, and financial mobilization in the public sector. Uses case studies and practice exercises to explore revenue strategies via taxation, capital markets. Presents experimental experiences with mechanisms and funds such as land-value capture, global and revolving funds, benefits & cost accounting, as well as private sector participation opportunities.