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Value for Money Financial Management in the Public Sector Course


Quite a number of citizens are reluctant to pay taxes to authorities due to lack of demonstrated value-for-money. There is broad consensus that development funds should be used as effectively as possible. Donor agencies and governments, tax payers, partner country governments and citizens all want aid to work as well as it can and agree that limited aid budgets need to be well targeted and managed. Policy makers want to see clear numerical evidence of the best possible value for money in all areas of government expenditure, including development co-operation. Value for money has become more prominent on the development agenda for a number of inter-related reasons. Development community has in the past been driven by performance criteria that are very different from those in other areas of public spending: how much is spent sometimes overshadows the more fundamental question of what the funds achieve; Aid agencies are increasingly expected to understand and demonstrate the value for money of their work to those who are paying the bills, i.e. tax payers; A number of aid skeptics have claimed that aid does not work, is wasteful and should be downsized or abolished; Although these claims may not always be based on evidence, strong evidence is needed in order to demonstrate that aid is valid and managed well, and that those in charge of aid are constantly seeking to make it work better.


5 Days


All practitioners for development from all professions


At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Integrate value for money (VfM) approaches in an organization, projects and programmes;
  • Apply best practice and existing and emerging tools to capture and manage for Value for Money;
  • Deliver activities of maximum value to their organization and its stakeholders.


  • Key features and trends in Value for Money (VfM);
  • Value for money performance indicators;
  • Tools for VfM Management;
  • Value for money evaluation framework.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 30th September 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 07-10-2019
Event End Date 11-10-2019
Cut off date 30-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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