The aim of the training is to equip the staff of local executive bodies with methods and approaches to budget planning and forecasting. The participants of the training include the staff of Divisions of Economy and Budget Planning of regional Akimats, and the staff of the Units of Economy and Finance of district-level Akimats. Within the framework of the training the civil servants will learn:
- to develop a forecast of social and economic development of the region;
- to prepare financial feasibility studies for budget investment projects;
- to draw up budget requests and budget programmes and prepare support documentation for budget requests;
- recent changes in the budget legislation of Kazakhstan.
“In all regions of Kazakhstan, the public funding of social, housing and industrial construction projects increases from year to year. However, the most efficient are those districts and regions where civil servants ensure the highest level of budget planning and implementation compliance”, comments Dr Zhamila Bopiyeva, PhD, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, expert of the EU-funded project Kazakhstan Regional Development.
This financial management training programme foresees separate modules for the staff of regional and district Akimats. The training is delivered in the three pilot regions of the Project: East Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda and Mangystau regions. The Staff of Regional Centres for Training of Civil Servants also takes part in the training; they will receive the training materials of the programme to be used in future training of civil servants on financial management.
Training of the staff of local administrations on the financial managementis organised by the Kazakhstan Regional Development project. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium led by GDSI Limited, Ireland. Total budget of the four-year-project project (2013-2017) is EUR 6,288,000.