Short Course Training on Local Government Revenue Mobilization and Management
UMI understands that sound mobilization of resources is vital for the success of any organisation. This ten-day course is designed to improve the professional and practical knowledge on local government revenue mobilization and management .
The general objective of the training aims at assisting local government officials to contribute more effectively to the success of their Local Governments (LGs) through greater understanding of the fundamentals of mobilisation, administration, management and accountability for local revenue. Specifically, the course will enable participants to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the key basic elements of local revenue administration, planning, mobilization, and accountability.
- Develop and apply skills in local revenue administration, planning, mobilization, and accountability.
- Apply measures and procedures normally used in local revenue administration, planning, mobilization, and accountability in the respective LGs.
The course targets officials who are involved in identifying, administering, mobilizing and management of local revenue in Local Governments. These may include but not limited to;
Senior Finance Officers (Revenue),
Finance Officers/Heads of Finance.
Other Officers involved in Revenue Mobilisation and Management at the LGs
To effectively undertake this assignment, a professional and highly consultative and open communication approach between UMI and the learners is used. The training is characterized by a high degree of professionalism, flexibility, timely reporting and regularity in communication with the intended clients. UMI utilizes an approach that is geared towards making the training relevant in the Capacity development which entails a broader system of efforts directed towards improving processes and performance as well as the results of those processes in terms of improved capacities of individuals to deliver on outcomes. The courses is delivered in competence-based delivery approach making it very practical and engaging the learner to real life situations related to the theoretical knowledge and occasional appearance of seasoned experts drawn from different Local Governments: Districts, Municipal Councils and Cities who have held positions with proven experience in the training areas under consideration in the LG/ Municipal settings. The training methods include but not limited to PowerPoint presentations, discussion groups, case studies, etc.
- Develops Training materials in line with the agreed areas, covering key skill gaps identified
- Delivers the training to the selected participants
- Issues participants with certificates of completion
Content of the Training
To achieve the above objective, UMI has a customised Course Content as below;
- Part 1: Revenue Administration
- Background, rationale and sources of local revenue.
- Overview of the Revenue Cycle in Local Governments.
- Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Local Revenue Administration
- Roles and Responsibilities of Different Stakeholders in Local Revenue Administration
- Local Revenue Charging Policy
- Enumeration, Registration, assessment and billing of local revenue.
- Part 2: Revenue Planning
- Planning and budgeting for local revenues
- Revenue Sources and Collection Methods
- Preparation of Local Revenue Enhancement Plan including Strategies on how to improve Revenue Administration.
- Part 3: Revenue Mobilization
- Local revenue Management, systems & structures
- Billing and Collection of Revenue
- Modes of Local revenue collection
- Management of revenue related documents.
- Case studies on how to use IT Systems to leverage Revenue mobilization, Collection and Management.
- Social mobilization, Training and change management
- Part 4: Revenue Accountability
- Revenue Coding in the GOU Chart of Accounts
- Linking Revenue Performance to Service Delivery
- Constraints and Challenges in Revenue Collections and Mobilization
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Revenue Performance.
Duration and Venue
The training is conducted at Venues that are agreed upon by the parties. The training takes a total of 10 days for each group (of at least 25 pax) from 8:30am to 4:30 pm. While the venue can be determined by the parties, we encourage you to consider exploring use of the UMI centres in Kampala, Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu.
Note: We encourage observance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Ministry of Health guidelines at all times within and outside the UMI campus
Certification & Application Procedure
Upon successful completion of the course, Course Certificates will be issued by UMI
Interested applicants can follow the application procedures
UMI can be contacted at:
Plot 44-52 Jinja Road, P.O. Box 20131
Tel: +256 312 721000/ 417 891000
Each participant will pay Ugx. 1,140,000/= (One million one hundred forty thousand shillings only) a cost which includes the 10-day meals and refreshments (2 break teas with snacks, 2 drinking waters and 1 lunch buffet), training venue (only at UMI premises), stationary, end of training report and a certificate. Should the venue be 20kms outside of Kampala City, UMI will charge additional costs for facilitating per diems and transport for the facilitators. For residential trainings, an additional Ugx. 1,040,000/= (One million forty thousand shillings only) is to be paid to cater for a full board arrangement per person including accommodation (bed, breakfast and dinner for 13 nights).