Budgeting and public expenditures

5th Annual Meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions, Ottawa, Canada, 21-22 February 2013

 

To access documents and presentations listed below, please consult:

http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/OECD_Conference/Conference+Proceedings

Background documents and submissions from delegates:

OECD Secretariat

  • Revised "Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions" (OECD Secretariat)
  • Country Notes (to follow)
  • Budgeting for Fiscal Space and Government Performance Beyond the Great Recession by Mario Marcel, OECD Secretariat (GOV/PGC.SBO(2013)1)
  • Brazil’s Supreme Audit Institution: Enhancing audit reporting and communication is key for enhancing integrity in government accounts (OECD Secretariat)

 Delegates

  • Changes to the Spanish budgetary framework in 2012 by Carmen Gutierrez (Spanish Parliament)
  • Italian Law 243 of December 2012: "Provisions for the application of the balanced budget principle pursuant to article 81.6 of the Constitution" (Italian Chamber of Deputies)
  • Note on the establishment of the Parliamentary Budget Office in Italy (Italian Chamber of Deputies)
  • A parliamentary view of Poland’s plans to enhance the role of existing institutions in place of establishing an independent fiscal institution by Dr. Zofia Szpringer (Polish Parliament)
  • INTOSAI Peer Review Guide with Checklist; Annex 1 - Statements; Annex 2 - Who Audits the Auditor? (INTOSAI)
  • Fiscal sustainability and the accuracy of macroeconomic forecasts: Do supranational forecasts rather than government forecasts make a difference? by Carlos Fonseca Marinheiro, Portugal.

 

Agenda:

Annotated draft agenda is available in English and French.

 Thursday, 21 February 2013

 Roundtable - New Institutions

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter (French):  Jean-Philippe Cotis, Conseiller-maître, Cours des Comptes, France
  • Presenter:  Helmut Berger, Head, Parliamentary Budget Office, Austria
  • Presenter:  Puomas Pöysti,  Auditor-General, National Audit Office, Finland
  • Presenter:  Phil Bowen,  Parliamentary Budget Officer, Australia
  • Presenter:  chiara Goretti, Acting Head, Budget Office, Senato della Repubblica, Italy

 Roundtable - Recent Developments and Views from Member Parliaments

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Peter Bohlbro, Head of Secretariat, Finance Committee, and Niels Hoffmeyer, Chief Economic Adviser, Danish Parliament, Denmark
  • Presenter:  Zofia Szpringer, Chief, Financial Analyses and State Budget Team, Bureau of Research, Sejm Chancellery, Poland
  • Presenter:  Marc Schattenmann, Senior Officer, Secretariat of the Budget Committee, German Parliament, Germany

 Independent Fiscal Institutions and Access to Information

  • Chair:  John McHale, Chair, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Established Professor and Head of Discipline, Economics National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Presenter:  Tolga Yalkin, Senior Advisor to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Robert Chote, Chair, Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), United Kingdom
  • Presenter:  Bob Sunshine, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), United States

 Evaluating Independent Fiscal Institutions

  • Chair:  Phil Bowen, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Australia
  • Presenter:  Annamaria Vizikova, Director, Office of the President, Supreme Audit Office, Slovak Republic
  • Presenter:  Xavier Debrun, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Policy and Surveillance, Fiscal Affairs, Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Presenter:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada

 

Friday, 22 February 2012

 Budget Oversight under Minority (and Coalition) Governments

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Ingvar Mattson,  Head  of  Secretariat,  Finance  Committee,  Swedish  Parliament, Sweden
  • Presenter:  David Brunoro, Committee Secretary, Public Accounts and Audit, Department of the House of Representatives, Australia
  • Presenter:  Eduard A.J. Groen, Deputy  clerk  of the  House of Representatives,  Head  of the Committee Assistance Department on Social, Economic and Financial Affairs, Clerk of the Public Expenditure Committee, the Netherlands
  • Presenter:  Simon Wakefield, Head,  Financial  Scrutiny  Unit,  Scottish  Parliament, United Kingdom

  The Impact of Permanent Legislation on Budgeting and Budget Oversight

  • Chair:  Niklas Frank, Senior Economist, Swedish Fiscal Policy Council
  • Presenter:  Bob Sunshine, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), United States
  • Discussant:  Ingvar Mattson,  Head  of  Secretariat,  Finance  Committee,  Swedish  Parliament, Sweden
  • Discussant:  Jason Jacques, Director, Budget, Estimates and Reporting, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada

 The Benefits of Long-term Fiscal Projections

  • Chair:  Robert Chote, Chair, Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), United Kingdom
  • PresenterSebastian Barnes, Senior Economist, Economics Department, OECD, and Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
  • PresenterChris Matier, Senior Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis and Forecasting, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • PresenterYong Joong Yoon, Director, Economic Policy Analysis Division, Economic Analysis Office, National Assembly Budget Office (NABO), Korea
  • PresenterGeert Langenus, Head of Division, Research Department, National Bank of Belgium
  • PresenterWim Suyker, Programme Leader, Public  Finance, Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Netherlands

Adoption of the revised "Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions", future work, and report by the OECD Secretariat

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada.

 

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
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  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
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  • French Guiana
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  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
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  • Guinea-Bissau
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  • Haiti
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  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
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  • Iraq
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  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
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  • Mozambique
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  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
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  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
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  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
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  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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