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DS Institute offers capacity building training/workshops notably for executives and program managers of public administrations in the field of public finance and project/program management in the following areas:

 

· Project Management

· Public Finance Management (PFM)

· Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

· Negotiation Techniques

· Capital Budgeting of Investment Projects

· Risk Management 

·    Management of a Social Security System

 

Public Programs Management

Most development programs can be divided into projects. It is thus important for professionals, especially those of public administrations, to have a good understanding of project management. In light of this, DS Institute offers training on Strategic Planning and Public Project Management, which aims to familiarize project managers and decision makers with new concepts of program/project management. By the end of this training, participants will have better knowledge of methods and techniques of project cycle management.

Main topics:

· Strategic planning

· Project cycle

· Logical framework

· Results measurement

· Monitoring indicators

· Monitoring and evaluation

· Efficient and effective project management

Public Finance Management

Public finance management (PFM) is an intrinsic component of development programs’ implementation. This workshop aims to familiarize the participants with the concepts and implementation techniques of Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs) and public finance process assessment (CFAA, PEMFAR, CPAR).

Main topics:

·       Definition and overview

·       Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)

·       Medium-Term Sector Expenditure Framework (MTSEF)

·       Country Procurement Assessment Review (CPAR)

·       Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (CFAA, PEFA, PEMFAR)

Public Programs Management

Most development programs can be divided into projects. It is thus important for professionals, especially those of public administrations, to have a good understanding of project management. In light of this, DS Institute offers training on Strategic Planning and Public Project Management, which aims to familiarize project managers and decision makers with new concepts of program/project management. By the end of this training, participants will have better knowledge of methods and techniques of project cycle management.

Main topics:

· Strategic planning

· Project cycle

· Logical framework

· Results measurement

· Monitoring indicators

· Monitoring and evaluation

· Efficient and effective project management

Public Private Partnership (PPP)

A public-private partnership (PPP) is the delivery of a public service, generally financed and managed by a partnership between a government and one or more private enterprises. The growing needs of populations in infrastructure and the scarcity of public financial resources bring more governments to join with the private sector for implementation of major projects, mainly infrastructure. Nowadays, governments promote PPPs for the design, implementation and operation of some number of public services (hospitals, schools, roads, etc.). These partnerships require policymakers to have a comprehensive knowledge of rules of PPPs for the management of risks and accountability. This seminar aims to acquaint policymakers with the complexities associated with implementing this type of partnership, allowing them to understand the structure, FUNDING arrangements and management of PPPs in order to derive maximum benefit for their people. By the end of the seminar, participants should have a good understanding of PPP, which would allow them to negotiate this type of partnership.

DS Institute organizes training on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in order to help executives of public administration in their search, development and negotiation of this type of partnership.

Main topics:

· PPP vs. traditional public projects: structure, advantages, disadvantages

· Importance of PPPs in implementing major projects

· Designing the financial aspects of a PPP project

· Project management of a PPP project

· Finding private partners

 

 

Negotiation

Interactions between humans are governed by negotiation which is found at all levels of life, both personal and professional. In professional realms, knowledge of negotiation techniques will allow the approval of  projects by supervisors, the development of strategic alliances for one’s firm and to better negotiate employment contracts,…. Thus, in order for affairs to develop in a mutually beneficial manner, it is necessary to have a good knowledge of components and dynamics of negotiation techniques. Moreover, these techniques are essential for staff management, particularly 'difficult employees '. This training will improve participants’ expertise to conduct negotiations, to negotiate agreements where nothing is decided in advance, and become familiar with different modes of negotiation.

Main topics:

· Basic foundations

· The different steps in a successful negotiation

· The results of a negotiation

Risk Management

 

Nowadays, development programs/projects are exposed to complex interrelated and multidimensional risks. Optimal management of these risks requires knowledge of modern risk management techniques. The new approach consists of integrated management of various risks (specifically, Enterprise Risk Management). At the end of this training, participants will be able to identify, measure and manage key risks facing development programs/projects.

Main topics:

· Fundamentals and usefulness of risk management

· Risk management process for a development program/project

· Risk management tools and techniques 

· Risk identification

· Risk measurement

· Risk monitoring, management and control

·       Strategies and instruments for risk management and risk transfert

 

Social Security System

 

Demographic changes and crisis in financial markets call for social security stakeholders and decision makers to have a better understanding of social security systems in terms of new challenges, their functioning and the dynamic environment of social security. The objective of this training is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge on the functioning of social security systems. By the end of this training, participants will learn key features associated with the management and governance of a social security system, understand the challenges of social security funding, and will be introduced to the evaluation tools and risk management techniques of a social security system.

Main topics:

· Definition and key characteristics of a typical social security system

· Administration and organisation of social security systems

· Regulatory environment

· Governance, communication and ethical guidelines

· Investment policies

· Funding issues in social security

· Financial equilibrium and solvency of a social security system

· Managing risks to social security systems

· Experiences and lessons learned from other countries

·       Future challenges in social security systems

 

 
 

Public Programs Management

Most development programs can be divided into projects. It is thus
important for professionals, especially those of public administrations, to
have a good understanding of project management. In light of this,
DS Institute offers
training on Strategic Planning and Public Project Management, which aims to
familiarize project managers and decision makers with new concepts of
program/project management. By the end of this training, participants will have
better knowledge of methods and techniques of project cycle management.

Main topics:

·     
Strategic
planning

·     
Project
cycle

·     
Logical
framework

·     
Results
measurement

·     
Monitoring
indicators

·     
Monitoring
and evaluation

·     
Efficient
and effective project management

Public Finance Management

Public finance management (PFM) is an intrinsic
component of development programs’ implementation. This workshop aims to
familiarize the participants with the concepts and implementation techniques of
Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs) and public finance process
assessment (CFAA, PEMFAR, CPAR).

Main topics:

·       Definition and
overview

·       Medium-Term
Expenditure Framework (MTEF)

·       Medium-Term
Sector Expenditure Framework (MTSEF)

·       Country
Procurement Assessment Review (CPAR)

·       Public
Expenditure and Financial Accountability (CFAA, PEFA, PEMFAR)

Public Programs Management

Most development programs can be divided into projects. It is thus
important for professionals, especially those of public administrations, to
have a good understanding of project management. In light of this,
DS Institute offers
training on Strategic Planning and Public Project Management, which aims to
familiarize project managers and decision makers with new concepts of
program/project management. By the end of this training, participants will have
better knowledge of methods and techniques of project cycle management.

Main topics:

·     
Strategic
planning

·     
Project
cycle

·     
Logical
framework

·     
Results
measurement

·     
Monitoring
indicators

·     
Monitoring
and evaluation

·     
Efficient
and effective project management

Public Private Partnership (PPP)

A
public-private partnership (PPP) is the delivery of a public service, generally
financed and managed by a partnership between a government and one or more
private enterprises. The growing needs of populations in infrastructure and the
scarcity of public financial resources bring more governments to join with the
private sector for implementation of major projects, mainly infrastructure.
Nowadays, governments promote PPPs for the design, implementation and operation
of some number of public services (hospitals, schools, roads, etc.). These
partnerships require policymakers to have a comprehensive knowledge of rules of
PPPs for the management of risks and accountability. This seminar aims to
acquaint policymakers with the complexities associated with implementing this
type of partnership, allowing them to understand the structure, 
FUNDING arrangements and management of PPPs in order to derive maximum
benefit for their people. By the end of the seminar, participants should have a
good understanding of PPP, which would allow them to negotiate this type of
partnership.

DS Institute organizes training on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in order to help
executives of public administration in their search, development and
negotiation of this type of partnership.

Main topics:

·      
PPP vs. traditional public projects: structure,
advantages,

disadvantages

·      
Importance of PPPs in implementing major projects

·      
Designing the financial aspects of a PPP project

·      
Project management of a PPP project

·      
Finding private partners

 

Negotiation

Interactions between humans are governed by negotiation which is found
at all levels of life, both personal and professional. In professional realms,
knowledge of negotiation techniques will allow the approval of  projects by supervisors, the development of
strategic alliances for one’s firm and to better negotiate employment contracts,….
Thus, in order for affairs to develop in a mutually beneficial manner, it is
necessary to have a good knowledge of components and dynamics of negotiation
techniques. Moreover, these techniques are essential for staff management,
particularly ‘difficult employees ‘. This training will improve participants’
expertise to conduct negotiations, to negotiate agreements where nothing is
decided in advance, and become familiar with different modes of negotiation.

Main topics:

·     
Basic foundations

·     
The different steps in a
successful negotiation

·     
The results of a negotiation

Risk Management

Nowadays, development programs/projects are exposed to
complex interrelated and multidimensional risks. Optimal management of these
risks requires knowledge of modern risk management techniques. The new approach
consists of integrated management of various risks (specifically, Enterprise
Risk Management).
At the end of this
training, participants will be able to identify, measure and manage key risks
facing development programs/projects.

Main
topics:

·      
Fundamentals
and usefulness of risk management

·      
Risk management
process for a development program/project

·      
Risk management
tools and techniques 

·      
Risk
identification

·      
Risk
measurement

·      
Risk
monitoring, management and control

·       Strategies and instruments for risk management and risk transfert

Social Security System

Demographic changes and crisis in financial markets
call for social security stakeholders and decision makers to have a better
understanding of social security systems in terms of new challenges, their functioning
and the dynamic environment of social security. The objective of this training
is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge on the functioning of
social security systems. By the end of this training, participants will learn
key features associated with the management and governance of a social security
system, understand the challenges of social security funding, and will be introduced
to the evaluation tools and risk management techniques of a social security
system.

Main
topics:

·      
Definition
and key characteristics of a typical social security system

·      
Administration
and organisation of social security systems

·      
Regulatory
environment

·      
Governance,
communication and ethical guidelines

·      
Investment
policies

·      
Funding
issues in social security

·      
Financial
equilibrium and solvency of a social security system

·      
Managing
risks to social security systems

·      
Experiences
and lessons learned from other countries

·       Future challenges in social security systems