World Bank Training on Parliaments and the Budget

The World Bank Institute (WBI) will be holding a free online course on "Parliaments and the Budget" from March 5-30 2012. Participants in the course will learn "how legislatures ensure that the budget optimally matches a nation's needs with available resources".

The course contains the following modules, with weekly discussions among people in the parliamentary community throughout the world:
  • The Evolution of Parliament's Power of the Purse;
  • Introducing the Budget;
  • The Budget Process;
  • Parliamentary Approval of the Budget;
  • Parliament and the Audit of Public Accounts;
  • Opening up the Parliamentary Process;
  • Strengthening Parliamentary Involvement
Interested parties can apply here by March 4, 2012.