SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Fiscal Governance, Budgeting and Performance

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Term 1

This module provides an understanding of public financial management and of the institutions, tools and practices of fiscal governance, especially including topics related to budgeting and performance of public spending.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Understand the role of fiscal governance
  • Explain how government manage financial resources
  • Critically appraise fiscal policies and budgeting choices
  • Critically appraise the financial and non-financial performance of public sector entities

Method of assessment

  • A Portfolio of 2,500 words at 40%
  • One essay of 2,500 words at 40%
  • One 30 minute presentation at 20%

All elements except the presentation may be resubmitted.

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