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Published in the OECD Journal on Budgeting, these guidelines on transparency in the budget process relate to budget reports, specific disclosures, and control and accountability.
The 8th annual meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials network on Performance and Results took place on 26-27 November 2012 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.
The meeting was chaired by Christian Kastrop, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
These country notes detail the fiscal situation to date, the consolidation needs, and the commitments and intentions of governments in 31 OECD countries in the aftermath of the economic crisis.
The OECD Journal on Budgeting is a unique resource for policy makers, officials and researchers in public sector budgeting. It provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments
On 28-29 June, 2012, the SBO network on health expenditures held a joint meeting with the WHO in Tallinn, Estonia on the “Financial Sustainability of Health Systems in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe".
The Icelandic Ministry of Finance hosted the 33rd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. Topics included: restoring public finances; political economy of fiscal consolidation; controlling health care expenditures; and draft principles for independent fiscal institutions.
The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.
Topics at the 5th annual OECD meeting on public-private partnerships include the role of supreme audit institutions, press treatment of PPPs, and new developments in the accounting framework.
This meeting followed the G8 Deauville Partnership Financial Pillar Co-ordination meeting held in Abu Dhabi in February 2012. The OECD was called to share best practices and to organise a policy dialogue on budget transparency within the framework of its MENA-SBO network
Special topics discussed at the 12th annual symposium on accruals include: accounting for social benefits; making financial statements more useful for end-users; and agency-level financial reporting.