7-8 June 2012
The Icelandic Ministry of Finance hosted the 33rd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. The meeting was chaired by Gerhard Steger, Director-General of Budget and Public Finance, Austria.
Agenda - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2012)6
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Welcome address by Mrs. Oddný G. Harðardóttir, Icelandic Minister of Finance.
Presentation by: Mr. Fridrik BALDURSSON, Mr. Nökkvi BRAGASON, Mr. Olafur GUDMUNDSSON, Icelandic Ministry of Finance.
Restoring Public Finances
Presentations by: Mr. Knut KLEPSVIK, OECD Secretariat
A panel of delegates led the discussion with case studies of national initiatives.
Presentations by: Mr. Brian PAGAN, Canada, Ms. Manuela PROENCA, Portugal, Ms. Jan HARRIS, Australia.
How Will the Crisis Change Budgeting? - GOV/PGC/SBO(2012)2
Presentation by Professor Allen SCHICK, Brookings Institution, United States.
Political Economy of Fiscal Consolidation - GOV/PGC/SBO(2012)4
Presentation by Professor Paul POSNER, George Mason University, United States and comments by Mr. Hideaki TANAKA, Japan.
Friday, 8 June 2012
Controlling Health Care Expenditures - GOV/PGC/SBO(2012)3
Presentation of key issues by Mr. Geert VAN MAANEN, Chair of the network, Secretary-General of the Netherlands Ministry of Health and former Secretary-General of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance, and former Chair of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials.
Performance and Results
The session was led by Mr. Christian KASTROP, Director, Public Finances, German Ministry of Finance and Chair of the OECD Network on Performance and Results.
Draft Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions - Draft Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions & Draft Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions - Annex (Country Notes)
Presentation by Mr. Kevin PAGE, the Parliamentary Budget Officer of Canada and Chair of the OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices and Fiscal Councils.
Budgeting in Luxembourg
Presentation on the envisaged reforms by: Mr. Dirk KRAAN, OECD Secretariat and Mr. Raymond BAUSCH, Luxembourg Ministry of Finance.
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.
Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO)