This course offers alternative theories and practices to traditional post-Soviet resource governance, particularly in revenue management approaches, by enhancing the analytical and policy design competencies of policy influencers.
The deadline to apply for this course is 10 April. All the applications will be evaluated after the deadline. The course will be held in Russian.
For full details on the course and to apply, please visit Khazar University’s website here. Participants will be informed about their application status by 15 May. After being accepted into the online phase of the course, applicants must pass quizzes to advance to the residential stage. (Read a blog post on that residential stage here.) The course follows the below schedule.
Online phase (15 April-15 May)
Residential phase (25 June-2 July): Participants will spend eight days at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan, and learn about:
Managing natural resource revenues
Fiscal policy for resource-rich economies
Monetary policy for resource-rich economies
Revenue distribution and sovereign wealth funds
Budgeting in resource-rich countries
Public investment and sustainable development
Final assignment (25 September): Participants must complete a policy paper or an activity report, based on roles and preferences.
The fall in commodity prices has raised renewed interest in the natural resources sector impact on the well-being and sustainable development of resource-rich nations. This has reinvigorated the debate about how authorities in countries dependent on oil and minerals should address external negative shocks and insure sound resource revenues management.
The Blended Learning Course in Revenue Management seeks to offer alternative theories and practices to traditional post-Soviet resource governance, particularly in revenue management approaches, by enhancing the analytical and policy design competencies of policy influencers.
The overarching goal of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary:
To build a broad understanding of policy challenges in revenue management process
To analyze policy scenarios with integrating analytical tools into forming an information base in the revenue management decision-making process
For assessing most relevant decisions in achieving specific country development priorities
The program aims to facilitate a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe and their lessons for countries in the region. Lectures combined with practical work based on case studies, policy analysis and peer-to-peer discussions with practitioners and experts in the field will help participants to share experience in how to manage resource revenues for sustainable development.
This course is targeted toward mid-level government, senior parliamentary staff, specialized civil society and media, international development agencies and private company representatives, as well as academics and researchers from countries of Eurasia region.
Course providers will cover all the costs of the course for selected participants. This includes accommodation, meals and Azerbaijan airport transfers, but does not cover overseas transport or other incidentals.