Budgeting and public expenditures

35th annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials (SBO) Berlin, Germany, 12-13 June 2014

 

35th annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials (SBO)

Berlin, Germany, 12-13 June 2014

The 35th annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials was hosted by the German Ministry of Finance, and chaired by Gerhard Steger, Austria.

 

Background documents

GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2014)4 – Agenda

GOV/PGC/SBO(2014)1 – Budget Review of Germany

GOV/PGC/SBO(2014)2 – Reflections on OECD’s Draft Principles of Budgetary Governance

GOV/PGC/SBO(2014)3 – The Challenge of Budgeting for Health Care Programs

GOV/PGC/SBO(2014)4/FINAL – Fiscal Risks:  New Approaches to Identification, Management and Mitigation

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Opening by Chairman and OECD Secretariat

Welcome Address by Mr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of Finance, Germany.

 SESSION 1: Budgeting in Germany

Presentation by:

  • Jon Blondal, Head of Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD.

SESSION 2: Evolving Role of Performance and Results

Presentations by:

  • Peter Van Den Berg, Deputy Director General Budget, Ministry of Finance, Netherlands.
  • Lars Oestergaard, Deputy Head of Division, Ministry of Finance, Denmark.

SESSION 3: Draft OECD Principles for Budgetary Governance

Presentations by:

  • Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD.
  • Allen Schick, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland/Brookings Institution, United States.

SESSION 4: Controlling Health Care Expenditure

Presentation by:

  • Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Case Western Reserve university, United States.

 

Friday, 13 June 2014 -- Morning sessions devoted to a discussion of fiscal risks.

SESSION 5a: Fiscal Risks – Macroeconomics

Presentation by:

  • Christian Kastrop, Director, Policy Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD.

SESSION 5b: Fiscal Risks – New Approaches to Identification, Management and Mitigation

Presentation by:

  • George Kopits, Senior Scholar. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United States.

SESSION 5c: Fiscal Risks – Discussion Groups

SESSION 5d: Fiscal Risks – Report by Rapporteur

 

SESSION 6: Value for Money – Conclusion of the OECD Study

Presentation by:

  • Dirk-Jan Kraan, consultant, former OECD Value for Money project leader.

SESSION 7: Report by OECD Secretariat and Future Work Programme

Presentation by:

  • Jon Blondal, Head of Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD.

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