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Key Evaluation Tools for Infrastructure Guidelines (Public Spending Code)

June 20th @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Full Webinar Details

Dates: Thursday, 20th June  2024
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
CPD:  3.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €360

Webinar Overview

What are the Infrastructure Guidelines?

The new Infrastructure Guidelines came into operation on 1 January 2024. They replace the previous Public Spending Code. The updating has been made to ensure that the arrangements for allocating, managing and reporting on the use of public funds, is as up to date as possible. There is a continuing focus on ensuring transparency, efficiency, and accountability in government expenditure. In short, getting ‘value-for-money’.

What relevance have the Infrastructure Guidelines on Public Sector bodies?

In Ireland, all Public Bodies are required to comply with the requirements of the Investment Guidelines

The Infrastructure Guidelines embrace 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, NDP Delivery and Reform regularly updates its guidelines to ensure that they continue 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 embraced by the Infrastructure Guidelines. The tools include:

What learning interventions are offered to support our learners?

PAI’s panel of expert speakers 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 Infrastructure Guidelines should be applied in their workplace.


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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  • 5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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Key Evaluation Tools for Infrastructure Guidelines (Public Spending Code)


June 20th
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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01 877 3910