AGENDA – GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2013)8
Monday, 25 November 2013
Opening by the Chair and OECD Secretariat, and Delegates introductions.
Session 1 - Results of the OECD Review on Strengthening fiscal transparency for better public governance in Tunisia
- Presentation by: Ms. Amal LARHLID Director, Governance and Policy, PwC London. (FRENCH)
- Comments by: Ms. Faouzia SAID, Budget Director, Ministry of Finance, Tunisia and Mr. Mohammed ZANDA, Ministerial Treasurer, General Treasury of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Background document session 1:
Strengthening Fiscal Transparency for Better Public Governance in Tunisia (OECD Secretariat) - (ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH)
Session 2 - Energy subsidies – Building a positive reform agenda
- Mr. Philippe KARAM, Deputy Director, Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), International Monetary Fund (IMF). (ENGLISH)
- Mr. Jehan SAUVAGE,Trade Policy Analyst, Environment Division, Trade and Agriculture Division, OECD. (ENGLISH)
Background documents session 2:
IMF -MENA Note– Energy Subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa: Lessons for Reform - (ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH)
IMF - Regional Economic Outlook Nov 2013 - Chapter 2 Box 2.4 - Subsidy Reform in MENA: Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead - (ARABIC, ENGLISH)
OECD - Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels, 2013 - (ENGLISH)
OECD – Policy Brief – An OECD-Wide Inventory of Support to Fossil-Fuel Production or Use - (ENGLISH)
Session 3 - Building consensus for budget reform - Lessons from Austria
Presentation by: Mr. Gerhard STEGER, Director-General of Budget and Public Finance, Austria and Chair of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO). (ENGLISH)
Background document session 3:
Budget Reform in Austria: From traditional to modern budgeting - (ENGLISH)
Session 4 - Expenditure prioritization and performance budgeting
- Presentation by: Mr. Marc ROBINSON, Partner, PFM Results Consulting. (ENGLISH)
- Country case study by: Mr. Christopher WALES, Lead Advisor, Tax Policy and Administration, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, former member, Council of Economic Advisers, HM Treasury, United Kingdom.
Background documents session 4
Hand-out 2 - Budget processes for good expenditure prioritization (ENGLISH)
GOV/PGC/SBO(2013)6 - Spending reviews (ENGLISH, FRENCH)
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Session 5 - Roundtable on medium term expenditure frameworks
- Overview presentation by: Mr. Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD. (ENGLISH)
Presentation of country experiences:
- Mr. Bader AL QAYED, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management, mnistry of Finance, Qatar, and Mr. Mohammad JABER, Economic Adviser, ministry of Finance, Qatar. (ARABIC)
- Mr. Seung Hyun HONG, Head, Centre for Fiscal Analysis, Korean Institute of Public Finance (KIPF), Korea. (ENGLISH)
- Ms. Su’ad YOUSIF, Senior Economist, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (ARABIC)
- Mr. Ahmed AL-EDWAN, Advisor, General Budget Department, Jordan. (ARABIC)
Session 6 - Country presentation: Enhancing budget performance in Qatar
- Lead presentation by: Shaikh Saoud AL THANI, Director, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Qatar. (ARABIC)
Session 7 - Wrap-up session
- Development of OECD Principles on Budgetary Governance.
- Presentation by Mr. Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD. (ENGLISH)
- Discussion of future work.
- Concluding remarks by Chairman and OECD Secretariat
Background documents session 7:
Hand-out 1 - Towards “OECD High-Level Principles of Budgetary Governance” – First orientations for a set of core standards and principles (OECD Secretariat) - (ENGLISH)
2012 OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey (OECD Secretariat) - (ENGLISH)
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