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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.
Cities are ready to lead efforts to green the economy, concluded participants of the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers meeting in Chicago on March 8th, 2012.
Topics discussed at the 4th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions included the Draft Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions, and legislative institutions for ex post budget oversight.
The OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) has created a network of parliamentary budget officials (PBO).
As financial markets put more and more pressure on governments to reduce their deficits and debts, sub-central levels of government are a key player in the implementation of national strategies. The room for manoeuvre to implement consolidations strategies coordinated across levels of government highly depends on the institutional structure of intergovernmental relations, and the effectiveness of their multi-level governance
How can impact assessments foster horizontal co-ordination within governments? What is the role of an “integrated” impact assessment? Delegates at this workshop discussed how to better institutionalise evidence-based decision-making processes in governments.
25 delegates from 16 countries, and a representative from the European Commission participated in the first meeting of the Observatory’s Task Force. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity to discuss the strategic directions and initial activities of the Observatory. At the end of the meeting, Task Force members supported the nomination of Canada and France as Co-chairs of the Task Force.
The objective of this seminar was to facilitate the implementation of administrative simplification strategies in MENA countries and to deepen the knowledge about the use of ICT-tools and consultation processes with stakeholders.
The 8th annual OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting took place in Bangkok on 2-3 February 2012.
The meeting opened with a keynote address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Kittiratt NA-RANONG.
The Public Governance Committee (PGC) helps countries strengthen their capacity to govern by improving policy-making systems and the performance of public institutions.