Financial Management

Under the Public Spending Code (2019), project evaluation is critical in providing evidence of efficiency, effectiveness and impact of a project as per the Value for Money Review (VFMRs) and Focused Policy Assessment guidelines (FPAs). This one-day course, Public Spending Code: Data For Evaluation, introduces users to the analytical elements involved in undertaking a VFMR or an FPA, supporting project evaluation from conception to completion (ex-post evaluation). 

Participants will be introduced to data evaluation techniques from primary to secondary sources. The session will also include an overview of statistical methods such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis recommended by the VFMR.

Public Spending Code: Data for Evaluation

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This online course is delivered over two sessions, 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm and 2:30pm. It will be remotely delivered through MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts. 

Scheduled Dates:

  • 13 December 2021
  • 15 February 2022
  • 15 March 2022
  • 3 May 2022
  • 13 June 2022

Commences

13 December 2021 | 15 February 2022 | 15 March 2022 | 3 May 2022 | 13 June 2022 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €360 per person.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Under the Public Spending Code (2019), project evaluation is critical in providing evidence of efficiency, effectiveness and impact of a project as per the Value for Money Review (VFMRs) and Focused Policy Assessment guidelines (FPAs). This one-day course, Public Spending Code: Data For Evaluation, introduces users to the analytical elements involved in undertaking a VFMR or an FPA, supporting project evaluation from conception to completion (ex-post evaluation). 

Participants will be introduced to data evaluation techniques from primary to secondary sources. The session will also include an overview of statistical methods such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis recommended by the VFMR.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of Public Spending Code: Data For Evaluation you will be able to:

  • Identify data from publicly available databases.
  • Conduct a literature review, develop and implement survey/focus groups instruments.
  • Descriptive statistics.
  • Correlation and regression analysis.
Course Leader

This course will be deliverd by Dr. Deirdre Bane, Senior Finance Specialist at the IPA.

 

 

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