IFSD: Public Sector Due Diligence and Costing

The new vanguard of public finance seems to be financial cost estimation and risk management – two things that need to happen before authorities are granted and programs are underway. Long considered an achilles heel in government, this course is designed to provide best practices with respect to the oversight and due diligence process over new policy and program initiatives. From running the oversight function at TBS, to the gatekeepers of Cabinet and the founders of the PBO, this course give participants the understanding and tools to meet the evidence and data standards that will pass the oversight and scrutiny conducted by the centre in the evaluation of the Memorandum to Cabinet, Treasury Board Submission, federal budget and parliamentary scrutiny.

The Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) is a Canadian think-tank sitting at the nexus of public finance and state institutions. It is at this dynamic intersection of money and politics that the IFSD undertakes its research, advice, engagement and teaching. Led by Kevin Page, Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer and 30-year veteran of the Public Service, the IFSD undertakes applied research and training in public finance and its intersection with public administration, politics and public policy. IFSD’s team of professionals have decades of experience in the Canadian public sector and a rich understanding of the cradle to grave process that is the expenditure management system.

Note: This course will be delivered in English. However, materials can be provided in French and instructors are bilingual. 

Member cost (online delivery): $1,500
Non-member cost (online delivery): $1,800

CPD hours: 14.0

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