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PFM3 – Governance and Management in the Public Sector

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PFM3 - Governance and Management in the Public Sector

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PFM 3: GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

4.3.1 LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, a student is expected to:
  1. Explain decentralization and how it impacts on the functioning of government entities;
  2. Demonstrate good leadership and management skills;
  3. Communicate effectively using various media;
  4. Apply principles of Contract Management in the Public Sector;
  5. Explain how policy formulation is done in the public sector; and
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the guiding principles in policy formulation.
4.3.2. MODULE UNITS AND WEIGHTINGS
Unit Title Weight %
1 Systems of Public Sector Control 15
2 Management of Government and Public Entities 20
3 Effective Communication and Negotiation 20
4 Contract Management in the Public Sector 20
5  Public Policy Formulation and Reforms 15
6 Administrocracy in Public Policy Development  10
 

 4.3.3. COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1: SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC SECTOR CONTROL
  • Unit Topics:
 
  • 1.1 Systems of government control (Centralized vs. Decentralized)
  • 1.2 Advantages and Disadvantages of Centralization
  • 1.3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Decentralization
  • 1.4 Implementation and Management of Decentralization
UNIT 2: MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ENTITIES
  • Unit Topics:
 
  • 2.1 Best Management Practices in Public Sector Entities
    • 2.1.1 Management of Human Resource
    • 2.1.2 Leadership and Ethics
    • 2.1.3 Governance and Accountability and Transparency
UNIT 3: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION
  • Unit Topics:
 
  • 3.1 Reporting and communication Channels in public Entities
    • 3.1.1 Written Communication
    • 3.1.2 Verbal Communication
    • 3.2 Developing key skills for Negotiation
    • 3.2.1 The process of negotiation
    • 3.2.2 Rules of negotiating
    • 3.2.3 Managing Disagreements
UNIT 4: CONTRACT MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
  • Unit Topics:
 
  • 4.1 The contract selection and award process
  • 4.2 Understanding the key features of contract documents
  • 4.3 Assessment and Management of Risks
  • 4.4 How to Evaluate Contracts
UNIT 5: PUBLIC POLICY FORMULATION AND REFORMS
  • Unit Topics:
 
  • 5.1 General Concepts of Public Policy
  • 5.2 Historical study and justification of Public Policy
  • 5.3 Typology of Public Policy
  • 5.4 Public Policy making process/life cycle
  • 5.5 Approaches and Models for Public Policy Analysis 5.6 Implementation of Public Policy Reforms
UNIT 6: ADMINISTROCRACY IN PUBLIC POLICY DEVELOPMENT
  • Unit Topics:
 
  • 6.1 Administocracy and the role or influence of Public administrator in policy making
  • 6.2 Conflicts and challenges of Administocracy in a democracy
  • 6.3 The distinction between Public Administrator and Public Executives
4.3.4 The Examination Paper Format:
Structure of the Paper  Marks
Section A: 1 Compulsory question of 40 marks 40
Section B: Any 3 out of 4 questions, 20 marks each  60
TOTAL 100
The candidates will be allowed fifteen (15) minutes reading time. 4.3.5 Recommended Readings: ZICA PFM 3 Study Materials
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