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11th annual meeting of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South Eastern European (CESEE) countries, Warsaw, Poland, 21-22 May 2015

 

11th annual meeting of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South Eastern European (CESEE) countries

Warsaw, Poland, 21-22 May 2015

The meeting was hosted by the Polish Ministry of Finance and was chaired by Mr. Artur Radziwill, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

 

ANNOTATED AGENDA - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2015)4

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Opening by the Meeting Chair, Mr. Artur Radziwiłł, Undersecretary of State, and Mr. Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD Secretariat followed by Delegates’ Introductions.
Welcome Address by Mr. Mateusz Szczurek, Minister of Finance, Poland.

SESSION 1.1-- Budgeting for Fiscal Space I:
Economic forecasting and medium-term budgetary frameworks
Presenters:

  • Mr. Michal Horvath, Council for Budget Responsibility, Slovak Republic.
  • Mr. Sebastian Barnes, OECD Economic Counsellor, and member of Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC).
  • Mr. Balázs Romhanyi, Director General, Fiscal Responsibility Institute, Hungary.

SESSION 1.2 -- Budgeting for Fiscal Space II:
Spending Reviews in theory and in practice
Presenters:

  • Mr. Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head of Division, OECD Secretariat.
  • Ms. Ivana Jakir Bajo, Budget Director, Ministry of Finance, Croatia.
  • Mr. Wojciech Paczyński, Deputy Director, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
  • Mr. Steffen Bach, Deputy Head of Division, Ministry of Finance, Germany.

SESSION 2 (Parallel sessions)
Putting Inclusive, Accessible and Participative Budgeting into Practice
PARALLEL SESSION 2.A
Progressing from Budget Transparency to Accessibility to Participation
Chair: Ms. Maya Gusarova, PEMPAL, World Bank.
Presenters:

  • Ms. Taisa Trubaca, Deputy Director of Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Latvia.
  • Mr. Andrey Blokhin, Deputy Director of Budget Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Russian Federation.
  • Ms. Mladenka Karacic, Head of the State Accounting Department, Ministry of Finance, Croatia.

PARALLEL SESSION 2.B
Inclusive Budgetary Governance for Inclusive Growth:
Feedback / Consultation on the OECD Draft Recommendation on Gender Equality
Chair: Ms. Camila Vammalle, Economist, OECD Secretariat.
Presenters:

  • Ms. Tatyana Teplova, Deputy Head of Division, OECD Secretariat.
  • Ms. Monica Geppl, Advisor on Budget Reform and Ms. Eva Festl, Budget Economist, Ministry of Finance, Austria.
  • Ms. Anne Schwenk, Deputy Head of Division, Ministry of Finance, Germany.

SESSION 2.C -- Reports from Parallel Sessions

SESSION 3 -- Budgeting for Healthcare – Long-Term Sustainability Challenges
Presenters:

  • Ms. Camila Vammalle, Economist, OECD Secretariat.
  • Mr. Christoph Schwierz, Policy Analyst, European Commission.
  • Mr. Karl-Erik Tender, Deputy Head of State Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Estonia.

Friday, 22 May 2015
SESSION 4.A -- Performance Budgeting (A) – Identifying international "Best Practices"
Chair: Ms. Marta Postuła, Deputy Director of State Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Presenters:

  • Mr. Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head of Division, OECD Secretariat.
  • Mr. Ivor Beazley, World Bank.
  • Mr. Maarten de Jong, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands.

SESSION 4.B -- Performance Budgeting (B) – Breakout Sessions
• addressing the key pitfalls and challenges of performance budgeting based upon country experiences;
• integrating performance budgeting with whole-of-government strategic objectives and development goals;
• promoting stronger engagement by parliamentarians, and across public administration more broadly, with the performance budgeting process;
• the scope for greater international harmonisation in the use of Key National Indicators and other performance-budgeting practices.

SESSION 4.C -- Performance Budgeting (C) – Reports from Breakout Sessions

SESSION 5 -- Public Governance of Infrastructure

  • Mr. Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head of Division, OECD Secretariat.
  • Mr. Hakan Ay, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Finance, Turkey.
  • Ministry of Finance, Poland.

SESSION 6 -- Proposals for future work programme

 

 

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