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A short description of Week 1 of this online course, and an invitation to take your learning further with SOAS.
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We hope you have enjoyed the first week of the course – Making sense of the numbers.

So far we’ve introduced you to the basics of financial statements and accounting categories, and explored the causes and consequences of fiscal imbalance.

Our programmes in Public Financial Management equip you for working in central finance ministries, in financial management roles in sub-national governments, and are also valuable for people working in consultancy and advisory functions, and in international financial institutions.

What’s more, our programmes offer you flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, and build up a global network of professional contacts.

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