The Public Spending Code: Key Evaluations, Revisions and Updates

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Title: The Public Spending Code: Key Evaluations, Revisions and Updates

Dates: Monday, 11th March 2024

Time: 9.30-13.00

CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours

Method of Delivery: Online

Fee: €360

What is the Public Spending Code?

The Public Spending code refers to a set of regulations and guidelines that govern the allocation, management, and reporting of public funds to ensure transparency, efficiency and accountability in government expenditure.

What relevance has it for Public Sector bodies?

In Ireland, all Public Bodies are required to comply with the requirements of the Public Spending Code The Code contains a range of evaluation tools, from Cost Benefit Analysis to Value for Money Reviews. These tools have a critical role to play if Public Bodies are to fully discharge their responsibilities of ensuring that the best possible value-for-money is obtained whenever public money is being spent or invested.

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regularly updates the Code to ensure that it continues to reflect current best practice in project appraisal and evaluation.

PAI Webinar: What learning solutions does PAI webinar offer?

This half-day online seminar will cover the main evaluation tools recommended in the revised Public Spending Code. The tools include:

What learning interventions are offered to support our learners?

PAI’s panel of expert speakers and industry experts will cover the evaluation tools through a blend of lectures, case-studies and question-and answer sessions. All elements are designed and delivered to fully engage participants.

At the end of the seminar, participants will have a good understanding of how the Public Spending Code should be applied in their workplace.

Our Speakers

Our first trainer is an independent consultant economist specialising in Public Sector Governance, Better Regulation and Transport Economics. He was previously the Senior Economist at the Department of Transport. As a consultant, he has undertaken consultancy projects for the World Bank, the OECD, Government Departments and a number of private sector companies. He is an occasional lecturer in public sector economics at University of Limerick, University College Cork, and Public Affairs Ireland. He blogs regularly for Public Affairs Ireland. He holds an MA in Economics from University College Dublin and has a Fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Our second trainer is a partner with Indecon International Economic Consultants, and is Honorary Economist to the Irish Exporters Association. In Indecon he has worked on numerous evaluations and reviews which were based on the Public Spending Code, and have included evaluations for all of the major Government Departments. In his earlier career he worked as Chief Economist of Danske Bank, in the Banking Policy Division of the Department of Finance, the Central Bank and in Forfás. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a B.A. in Maths and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and has lectured in the Smurfit Business School.


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The Public Spending Code: Key Evaluations, Revisions and Updates

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