July 25 – August 13, 2021

Budgeting and financial management are at the core of economic and public sector reform programs in most nations. With growing pressures for enhanced service delivery and the challenges of budgetary crises and fiscal shocks, improved budget processes and innovative financial management techniques are especially critical in developing and emerging economies. The three-week BUDGET program is designed to give you the skills you need to reform budget systems and contribute to strengthening public financial management around the world.

About the Program

The BUDGET program will cover the following topics

  • Budget and macro-economy
  • Financial programming
  • Public finance and economic growth
  • Budget and stabilization policy
  • Financing the budget and budget deficits
  • Revenue forecasting techniques
  • Management and organization of budget processes
  • Medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF)
  • Input-control and output-oriented performance-based budgeting techniques
  • Balanced scorecard approaches to budgeting and management
  • Budget as an instrument of managerial performance
  • Monitoring and evaluation of budget performance
  • Negotiation techniques and conflict resolution
  • Indicators of budget policy, institutions, and processes
  • Budget implementation, cash management, and budget monitoring
  • Fiscal transparency standards and assessment
  • Fiscal decentralization and budgeting
  • Capital budgeting, cost-benefit, and cost effectiveness analyses
  • Budgeting and poverty reduction strategies
  • Debt management
  • Role, budgeting and management of foreign aid
  • Fiscal aspects of external and domestic debt management

Tuition for the BUDGET program is $9,750

Tuition and fees cover:

  • Faculty instruction from Duke faculty and expert guest speakers from the World Bank, IMF, etc.
  • 3-Star Hotel accommodations with in-suite kitchenette and free breakfast
  • Transportation for all program-related activities
  • All course materials and resources
  • Use of a laptop computer
  • Emergency medical insurance

Tuition does not cover airfare, meals, or incidental expenses, as those vary from person to person. 

This training course is designed for middle- and senior-level managers with a substantial record related to public service. This includes:

  • Budget analysts
  • Administrators and officials in ministries of finance and planning
  • Managers of public enterprises
  • Professionals in aid agencies
  • Economists
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
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Application Deadline: June 25, 2021

Tuition Due: July 11, 2021

Arrive on Campus:  July 24, 2021

Program: July 25 – August 13, 2021


All classes will be held at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy on Duke’s beautiful west campus, located in the vibrant city of Durham, North Carolina. 


Email the ExEd Team at dcidexed@duke.edu

About the Faculty

Dr. Roy Kelly is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University and the Director of the Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management. Previously, he spent 19 years with Harvard University at the Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), and the Harvard International Tax Program teaching local government finance, tax analysis and project evaluation. Kelly has over 25 years of experience in teaching, designing and implementing reforms on fiscal decentralization, local government finance, revenue mobilization and property taxation in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. He served as a resident adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (Tanzania) from 2007-2009, Ministry of Economy and Finance (Cambodia) from 2005-2007, Ministry of Local Government (Kenya) from 1998-2005, and the Ministry of Finance (Indonesia) from 1982-1988. He has worked on a short term basis in Albania, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Ghana, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.

Dr. Graham Glenday is professor of the practice of public policy emeritus at DCID and the former co-director of the International Taxation Program, PARM, and BUDGET programs. He came to Duke in July 2001 from Harvard University where he was Director of the Public Finance Group in the Kennedy School of Government and earlier in the Harvard Institute for International Development. He has over 25 years of international professional experience in public finance, acting as an advisor in tax policy and administration reforms, public investment management and other fiscal matters to over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and elsewhere including co-ordination of the successful Tax Modernization Program in Kenya. Earlier he served as Assistant Director of Tax Policy Analysis in the Department of Finance in the Government of Canada. Glenday has also published research and taught graduate courses and executive workshops in taxation, public budgeting and project appraisal matters from 1985 onwards.  Glenday was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Dr. Richard Hemming is an economist and fiscal policy expert with wide-ranging industrial and developing country expertise. He is currently a Visiting Professor at DCID and an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he has recently worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Hemming retired from the International Monetary Fund in August 2008, where he ended a 24-year career as Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to joining the IMF, Hemming worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Before that, he was a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and a university lecturer in the United Kingdom and Australia. Hemming has a BA from Sussex University and an MSc. and Ph.D. from Stirling University. He has published widely on tax, social security, public expenditure, and other fiscal issues.

Dr. Gangadhar P. Shukla is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at DCID and Director of the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting (TARF).Previously, he was a lecturer and a Development Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID).While at Harvard, Shukla taught courses at the Kennedy School and in the Economic Department, directed the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting, and provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Transitional Economies on tax policy and project evaluation.  He previously served the government of India for twenty years in a variety of local, state and central government executive positions – with considerable practical experience in local government finance, urban development, public sector management, financial management, budgeting, and revenue and expenditure analysis.Shukla has a Ph.D. in Political Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Throughout the program, the BUDGET program faculty invite additional speakers from Duke University along with senior practitioners dealing with issues of budgeting and instruments of financial management in the public sector. programs.

“My experience during these last three weeks will be an asset for my lifetime, and I will use the knowledge that I have gained here for the betterment and prosperity of my country.”

Hikmat Bhandari, BUDGET participant

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COVID-19 Information

At this time, DCID’s Executive Education plans to hold our summer 2021 programs on Duke University’s campus in Durham, NC. Our team is constantly monitoring the dynamic situation and will provide updates in accordance with the latest information and guidance from Duke University officials and local authorities. Please monitor this webpage for these important updates. You may also review our FAQs, or send our team an email with any questions. 

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