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.
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.
This 3rd Annual OECD-Mexican Ministry of Economy Conference allowed to reflect on the results achieved in the improvement of competitiveness, and to identify the challenges for Mexico for the immediate future.
The first meeting of SBO Network on Health Expenditure took place on 21-22 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.
The 7th annual meeting of the OECD network on performance and results took place on 9-10 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The meeting was chaired by Christian Kastrop, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany.
The fourth annual meeting of the MENA-OECD Senior Budget Officials network was held in Beirut, Lebanon, 21-22 September 2011, hosted by the Lebanese Ministry of Finance.
The compensation of employees represents a significant percentage of public expenditure. This meeting addressed the challenge of adjusting compensation in line with countries fiscal consolidation requirements.