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

Examines globally relevant challenges of adequately and effectively attending to public sector responsibilities for basic services with limited resources. Particular attention to the contexts of fiscal crises, rapid population growth, as well as shrinkage: through an introduction to methods and processes of budgeting, accounting, and financial mobilization in the public sector; use of case studies and practice exercises to explore revenue strategies and to gain fiscal analytical competencies; study of pioneering examples of promising budget and accounting processes as well as innovative funding mobilization via taxation, capital markets, and experimental experiences with mechanisms such as land-value capture. Students taking graduate version are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.