In an effort to improve analytical and Excel skills, the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning through the Department of Budget has officially launched the Department of Budget & Development Planning Technical and Training room at the Ministry.
Speaking during the launch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Deputy Minister for Budget and Development Planning, Hon. Tanneh G. Brunson, urged staff of MFDP, especially the Department of Budget and Development Planning, to see the training room as a learning environment where staff can learn from each other.
She further noted that the training also will incorporate spending entities to enhance their capacities for preparing, executing, and reporting on the budget, as well as for effective plan development, including projects, M&E and performance reporting.
The Liberian Deputy Minister explained that some of the training initiatives will include collaboration with LIPA to enhance capacities across governments.
Madam Brunson also commended the Swedish Embassy for their support to the training committee through the ODI-BAS Advisor.
She at the same time, praised the spirit of collaboration and support from across departments within MFDP and thanked the Training Committee, for transforming her vision that created this program that has flourished to become a reality.
Minister Brunson thanked her team for the high momentum in achieving this milestone for the Department of Budget and Development Planning.
The Department of Budget and Development Planning Internal Training Program started a year ago. The vision was geared towards providing internal surge capacity to staffers of the department in the wake of contending resource constraint, which inhibits the department to fully orientate and capacitate its staffs to internal processes, tools and knowledge towards engendering work efficiency within the department.
The Program had in attendance representatives of the Swedish Embassy, USAID, Directors and Staffers of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.