The Forum conducted a four-day "Foundations of Fiscal Federalism for Experts” training for civil servants in Khartoum. The training was held for Sudan’s the Fiscal and Financial Allocation and Monitoring Commission (FFAMC) and senior representatives from the Northern State Ministries of Finance From September 27-30 2009 .
The session was also conducted by Dr. Michael Bell of the George Washington University’s Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP), Washington, DC; V. Alok, Associate Professor of Public Finance and Chairman, Centre for Economic Analysis and Financial Management at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
As it was in the Forum’s training held in Juba, Southern Sudan, the goal of this training was to support the capacity of the FFAMC as an independent commission as enshrined in the Comprehensive Peace Accord and in the Interim Constitution of Sudan. It also included a targeted focus on federal-state relations and the unique roles and responsibilities of the states.
The course was attended by 21 participants, including core director level staff of the FFAMC, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of International Cooperation, the National Assembly’s Economic Committee and State Council representatives, the Ministry of Federal Governance, the Ministry of Legal Affairs, and several other key Ministries and officials.