6-7 June 2011
The Luxembourg Ministry of Finance hosted the 32nd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. The meeting was chaired by Gerhard Steger, Director-General of Budget and Public Finance, Ministry of Finance, Austria.
Full versions of the agenda are available in English and French.
Monday, 6 June 2011
Overview of the Luxembourg budgeting system
Repairing the budget contract between citizens and the state
- Report, keynote address and presentation by Allen Schick, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, United States.
Restoring public finances – panel discussion
- Background document
- Presentation by Colin Forthun, OECD Secretariat
- Presentation by Conrad Smewing, Deputy Director, Fiscal Policy and Statistics, HM Treasury, United Kingdom
- Presentation by Ivar Sikk, Deputy Secretary-General for State Fiscal Policy, Ministry of Finance, Estonia
- Presentation by Jaime Iglesias Quintana, Deputy Director for Budgetary Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Spain
- Presentation by Colm McCarthy, School of Economics, University College Dublin, Ireland
Fiscal stimulus measures in China
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Medium-term expenditure frameworks and top-down budgeting
- Presentation by Georges Tournemire, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission.
- Presentation by Dirk Kraan, OECD Secretariat and excerpt from a forthcoming peer review report on Denmark.
- Presentation by Mogens Pedersen, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Denmark.
Role of independent fiscal institutions in budgeting
- Presentation by Lisa Von Trapp, OECD Secretariat.
- Presentation by David Nicol, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance and Deregulation, Australia, on its proposed parliamentary budget office.
Future work programme
- Secretariat report on activities since the last meeting of the Working Party.
- Proposals for SBO contributions to the OECD future work programme, including next steps for work on restoring public finances, work on OECD Principles for Public-Private Partnerships, and potential work on dealing with large and unexpected fiscal developments.
Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO)