Public Finance Management (PFM) Boot Camp Program


Call for Applications.

Applications Deadline January 31, 2024


About the Institute of Public Finance.

The Institute of Public Finance (IPF) is a non-profit think tank that generates research-driven evidence for advocacy and provides technical assistance to state and non-state actors to promote equitable, efficient, and effective public finance management underpinned by transparency, accountability, and public participation.

IPF has over ten (10) years of experience in fiscal decentralization and budget advocacy and is committed to empowering various stakeholders (including but not limited to government, civil society, citizens, and academia) with the tools and knowledge needed to strengthen fiscal systems, promote participatory decision making in budget processes, and enhance accountability and transparency in public finance.

The Opportunity.

In our continuous efforts to enhance youth participation in governance and decision-making processes on public finances, we are seeking the involvement of a diverse group of university students to participate in a 1-year training program on Public Finance Management(PFM).

This opportunity is open to all university students in Kenya and will be delivered through a series of in-person and virtual boot camp sessions. The goal of this program is to cultivate a culture of active participation and meaningful engagement in governance processes, particularly in public budgets at the national and county levels to enhance meaningful participation in shaping governments’ budgets that are responsive to the needs and aspirations of the citizens.

IPF is therefore inviting interested students who meet the specified criteria to apply for a cohort of Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) whose training will be specifically oriented around imparting skills related to Kenya’s budget process, the analysis of budget documents, and evidence-based advocacy on Public Finance Management. Following this training, IPF will provide continuous mentorship to the ToTs and they will, in turn, support successive cohorts of students within their institutions.

Eligibility Criteria


To be considered an ideal candidate, you must :


 1. Currently be enrolled as a University/College student pursuing a degree in Economics, Law, Community Development, Journalism, or any other related course.

2. Demonstrate interest in public finances, economics, and governance

3. Posses excellent communication skills to effectively convey ideas and information

4. Exhibit proficiency in computer literacy

5. Be available and committed to completing the training program

6. Have a minimum of two academic years left to the completion of your course

                                         Fill the form below to apply

PFM Bootcamp

1. Bio - General Information

2. Contact Information

3.  Educational Background

4. Demographic Identity

5. PFM Boot Camp Engagement


This is the final step of your application. Before you can submit, you must read and accept the following two statements:


In order to participate in the PFM Boot camp, I understand that I must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the PFM Boot camp program, and that I must be a university student. I have read, understand, and hereby certify that I have completed this application fully and accurately to the best of my knowledge.


I hereby acknowledge that if accepted as a participant in the PFM Boot camp programme, I confirm that I will abide by the time commitment (one-year). Once you have read and checked both statements indicating your agreement and have completed the other five(5) steps of the application, you can click the “Submit” button.

Please be sure to review your responses for comprehensiveness, accuracy, spelling, grammar, and clarity. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make any additional changes to it.

Please note that applications that have been started but not officially submitted by the deadline will not be considered.


Application and Selection Timeline
  • Application Deadline-January 31, 2024
  • Shortlisting/Interviews-February 2024
  • Boot camps Begin-March 2024-December 2024.


Good luck to you and thank you for your interest in the program.