Budgeting and public expenditures

9th annual meeting of OECD-CESEE Senior Budget Officials


9th Annual Meeting of OECD-CESEE Senior Budget Officials

Riga, Latvia, 27-28 June 2013


On 27-28 June 2013, the Latvian Ministry of Finance hosted the 9th annual meeting of Senior Budget Officials from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CESEE) countries. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Ivana Jakir-Bajo, Director, State Budget Execution, Ministry of Finance, Croatia.

Agenda - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2013)6

Opening and introductory remarks by Ms. Ivana Jakir-Bajo, Chair, Ms. Sanita BAJARE, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Latvia and Mr. Jon Blondal, Head of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD.

Roundtable: Endeavours to restore public finances in the CESEE region

  • Presentation by Knut Klepsvik, OECD Secretariat.

- Breakout sessions:

1.A:  Accrual Accounting and Budgeting: Lessons from Experience

  • Presentations by: Jon Blondal, OECD Secretariat; Bernhard Schatz, Austria.

1.B:  Performance budgeting – recent trends

  • Presentations by: Ian Hawkesworth, OECD Secretariat; Batrosz Staszewski, Poland, Hana Zoricic, Croatia.

Report on the Breakout sessions in the plenary session.

Implementing the new set of EU economic and fiscal governance procedures

  • Presentation by: Georges Tournemire, ECFIN; Irena Valkova, Czech Republic; Tzvetoslav Mikov, Bulgaria; Laura Rodriguez-Sanchez, Spain.

Friday 28 June 2013

Budget review of Albania -- GOV/PGC/SBO(2013)3/PROV

  • Presentations by: Richard Emery, United States; Daiva Kamarauskiene, Lithuania; Bojan Paunovic, Montenegro; Gelardina Prodani, Albania.

Best Practices for Budget Transparency

  • Presentations by: Ronnie Downes, OECD Secretariat; Tatiana Nesterenko, Russian Federation; Balazs Romhanyi, Hungary.

- Breakout sessions:

2.A:  Best practice for implementing a medium-term expenditure framework

  • Presentations by: Dirk-Jan Kraan, IMF; Janne Kendla, Estonia; Gelardina Prodani, Albania.

2.B:  Modern IT systems in use in Budget Departments and Treasury

  • Presentations by: Erik Hammer, Denmark; Elena Chernyakova, Russian Federation; Mladenka Kaznacic, Croatia; Karl Erik Tender, Estonia.

Report on the Breakout sessions in the plenary session.

Programme of Work – ongoing and future work related to the CESEE SBO Network

Updating the OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Database

  • Presentation by: Knut Klepsvik, OECD Secretariat.

 Programme of Work

Following an introduction by Mr. Jon Blondal, Head of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD, the delegates have been invited to indicate their interest in particular studies on the future programme of work.

Closing remarks by Ms. Ivana Jakir-Bajo, Chair, Mr. Andris Vilks, Finance Minister of Latvia, and Mr. Jon Blondal, OECD Secretariat.

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