The GPSC and the World Bank’s Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy is organizing a joint training - a four day hands-on learning program for city leaders covering the fundamentals of creditworthiness and municipal finance. Participants in the program will use a self-assessment tool to identify challenges and develop a customized preliminary Action Plan. The Academy will take place on December 5-8, 2016 in Washington, D.C., and is being co-hosted by the City Creditworthiness Initiative and the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities.
The Academy is designed for technical staff in Municipal Administrations working on financial areas (for example, Chief Financial Officers) and/or planning areas (for example, Planning Directors). While the Academy is open to other Municipal representatives, we encourage each City to identify two candidates to work together during the Academy, covering both the financial and planning sides. Topics covered will include revenue management; expenditure control and asset maintenance; capital investment planning; debt management; the use of special purpose vehicles to “ring fence” specific revenues; scoping of options for financing; and developing the enabling environment for private sector involvement. Find attached a more detailed draft agenda for the event with a short explanation on the purpose of the Academy. Should you have any questions about the Academy, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the following email addresses:
Hilary Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan Felipe Serrano: email@example.com