Budgeting and public expenditures

7th annual meeting of MENA-OECD Senior Budget Officials, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10-11 December 2014

 

7th annual meeting of MENA-OECD Senior Budget Officials

Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10-11 December 2014

Chair:  Dr. Mårten BLIX, Sweden

 

AGENDA - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2014)7 (English and Arabic versions)

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WEDNESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2014

Opening by the Chair and the OECD Secretariat and Delegates introductions

  • Mårten BLIX, Director, Ministry of Finance, Sweden
  • Salah AL WASWASI, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Jón BLÖNDAL, Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD Secretariat

Welcome Address:

  • H.E. Hamad Al Hurr AL SUWAIDI, Chairman, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Session 1 – Update on Budgeting in MENA
One delegate from each country will be asked to give a 10 minute update regarding the current state of play for budgeting and public finance management in their countries. 

Session 2 – Country Presentation: Budgeting in Abu Dhabi

  • Abdulaziz AL YOUSEF, Budget Director, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – ‘Introduction’ 
  • Mohamed Musallam AL MAZROUEI, Division Manager, Security and Government Administration, Budget Department, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – ‘Performance Budgeting’ 
  • Hazem EL KHATIB, IT Director, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – ‘Abu Dhabi Government Resource Planning Shared Service’

Discussion

Session 3 – The Public Governance of Infrastructure Projects

  • Ian HAWKESWORTH, Head of PPPs and Capital Budgeting, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD Secretariat
  • Fernando FERNHOLZ, Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, United States
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Discussion

Session 4 – Integrating the Medium-term Perspective into the Ordinary Budget Process

  • Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD Secretariat
  • Peter THURLOW, Fiscal Policy Advisor, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Adnène GALLAS, Director General, Unit of Performance-based Budgeting, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Tunisia


THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 2014

Session 5 – The Organization of Public Financial Management Architecture
Speakers:

  • Karl BERGSTRAND, Deputy Director, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Sweden
  • Maya BSAIBES, Program Coordinator for Public Financial Management, Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon
  • Amal LARHLID, Director Governance and Policy, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), United Kingdom

Discussion

Session 6 –Transparency and Openness in Public Financial Management

  • Roula SYLLA, Policy Research and Advice, MENA-Governance Programme, Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD Secretariat 
  • Abdessalam BENABBOU, Deputy Budget Director for the Coordination of Sectoral Structures and Synthesis, Budget Directorate, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
  • Amal FEKIH, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Tunisia

Discussion

Session 7 – Subsidy Reforms

  • Petar VUJANOVIC, Senior Economist, Indonesia Country Studies, Economics Department, OECD Secretariat 
  • Omneya RAMADAN, Senior Economist, Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit, Minister's Technical Office, Ministry of Finance, Egypt 
  • Giorgia ALBERTIN, IMF Resident Representative for Tunisia, International Monetary Fund 

Session 8 – Wrap-up session and Future Work

  • Jón BLÖNDAL, Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD

 

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