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14th Central Eastern and South Eastern European Countries Senior Budget Officials meeting, Zagreb, Croatia, 24-25 May 2018

 

14th Annual Meeting of the OECD Regional Network of

CENTRAL, EASTERN & SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPEAN
SENIOR BUDGET OFFICIALS (CESEE-SBO)

 

Hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

24-25 MAY 2017

Chair:  Niels Kastelein, Director, Inspectorate for the Budget, Ministry of Finance, Netherlands

 

AGENDA – GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2018)4

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Thursday, 24 May 2017

Welcome address by Dr. Zdravko MARIC, Minister of Finance, Croatia

Welcome Remarks by Chair and OECD Secretariat and Delegates’ Introductions

SESSION 1 -- Budgeting in Croatia

Presentations by:

  • Ivana JAKIR BAJO, Assistant Minister and Chief State Treasurer, Croatia, Ministry of Finance

SESSION 2 -- Budgeting in Kazakhstan and peer review

Presentations by:

  • Vagiz KHISMATULIN, Director of Budget Policy, Budget Policy Department, Ministry of National Economy, Kazakhstan
  • Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Veikko KAPSTA, Adviser, State Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Estonia
  • Alexander CIRAK, Director, Budget Policy Section, Public Budget Department, Slovak Republic

SESSION 3 -- Spending review

Presentations by:

  • Vagiz KHISMATULIN, Director of Budget Policy, Budget Policy Department, Ministry of National Economy, Kazakhstan
  • Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Veikko KAPSTA, Adviser, State Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Estonia

SESSION 4 -- Medium term budgetary frameworks

Presentations by:

  • Flavio PADRINI, Director, Public Finance Directorate, Parliamentary Budget Office, Italy
  • Brian FINN, Senior Policy Adviser, Country Co-ordinator for Serbia, SIGMA, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Emil NURGALIEV, Senior Expert, Budget Methodology, Budget Division, Ministry  of Finance, Bulgaria

SESSION 5 -- New initiatives – “Green budgeting”

Presentation by:

  • Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

Friday, 25 May 2018

SESSION 6 -- Budget transparency – trends, tips and ideas for improving disclosure of budget information

Presentations by:

  • Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Elena MONDO, Senior Technical Advisor, Open Budget Initiative, International Budget Partnership
  • Alastair SWARBRICK, Senior Policy Adviser, SIGMA, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Natia GULUA, Deputy Head, Budget Department, Head of Budget Policy Unit, Georgia

SESSION 7 -- Public participation – taking stock of participatory initiatives and looking ahead Public participation – taking stock of participatory initiatives and looking ahead

Presentations by:

  • Lisa VON TRAPP, Senior Policy Analyst, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Elena MONDO, Senior Technical Advisor, Open Budget Initiative, International Budget Partnership
  • Mihaela BRONIC, Researcher, Institute of Public Finances, Croatia
  • Lorena RIVERO DEL PASO, Director General, Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis, Performance Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico

SESSION 8:  Parallel Sessions: Putting it into practice – developing strategies to enhance budget transparency and public participation Parallel Sessions: Putting it into practice – developing strategies to enhance budget transparency and public participation

Session 8.A – Disclosure of budget information: Drawing on the morning’s discussions and referring to the relevant Open Budget Survey indicators, delegates will debate and develop strategies to ensure that key budget documents are published, comprehensive and useful.

Facilitator: Elena MONDO, Senior Technical Advisor, Open Budget Initiative, International Budget Partnership

Session 8.B – Enhancing Public Participation in the Budget Process: Drawing on the morning’s discussions and referring to the relevant Open Budget Survey indicators on this topic, delegates will debate and develop strategies to improve existing public participation mechanisms or introduce new ones.

Facilitator: Juan Pablo GUERRERO, Network Director, Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT)

Reports back from parallel sessions:

  • Kanat ASANGULOV, Head, Directorate of Budget Policy, Ministry of Finance, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Anna BELENCHUK, Head, Budget Analysis and Development Unit, Department of Budget Methodology and Public Sector Accounting, Ministry of Finance, Russian Federation

SESSION 9 -- Report on Relevant Activities and Future Work

Presentation by:

  • Lisa VON TRAPP, Senior Policy Analyst, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

Closing by Chairman and OECD Secretariat

 

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