Budgeting and public expenditures

6th annual meeting of MENA-OECD Senior Budget Officials, Doha, Qatar, 25-26 November 2013

 

AGENDA – GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2013)8

Monday, 25 November 2013

Opening by the Chair and OECD Secretariat, and Delegates introductions.

Session 1 - Results of the OECD Review on Strengthening fiscal transparency for better public governance in Tunisia

  • Presentation by:  Ms. Amal LARHLID Director, Governance and Policy, PwC London. (FRENCH)
  • Comments by:  Ms. Faouzia SAID, Budget Director, Ministry of Finance, Tunisia and Mr. Mohammed ZANDA, Ministerial Treasurer, General Treasury of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Background document session 1:  

Strengthening Fiscal Transparency for Better Public Governance in Tunisia (OECD Secretariat) - (ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH)

Session 2 - Energy subsidies – Building a positive reform agenda

Presentations by:  

  • Mr. Philippe KARAM, Deputy Director, Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), International Monetary Fund (IMF). (ENGLISH)
  • Mr. Jehan SAUVAGE,Trade Policy Analyst, Environment Division, Trade and Agriculture Division, OECD. (ENGLISH)

Background documents session 2:  

IMF -MENA Note– Energy Subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa:  Lessons for Reform - (ARABIC, ENGLISH, FRENCH)

IMF - Regional Economic Outlook Nov 2013 - Chapter 2 Box 2.4 - Subsidy Reform in MENA:  Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead - (ARABIC, ENGLISH)

OECD - Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels, 2013 - (ENGLISH)

OECD – Policy Brief – An OECD-Wide Inventory of Support to Fossil-Fuel Production or Use - (ENGLISH)

Session 3 - Building consensus for budget reform - Lessons from Austria

Presentation by:  Mr. Gerhard STEGER, Director-General of Budget and Public Finance, Austria and Chair of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO). (ENGLISH)

Background document session 3:

Budget Reform in Austria:  From traditional to modern budgeting - (ENGLISH)

Session 4 - Expenditure prioritization and performance budgeting

  • Presentation by:  Mr. Marc ROBINSON, Partner, PFM Results Consulting. (ENGLISH)
  • Country case study by:  Mr. Christopher WALES, Lead Advisor, Tax Policy and Administration, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, former member, Council of Economic Advisers, HM Treasury, United Kingdom.

Background documents session 4

Hand-out 2 - Budget processes for good expenditure prioritization (ENGLISH)

GOV/PGC/SBO(2013)6 - Spending reviews (ENGLISH, FRENCH)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Session 5 - Roundtable on medium term expenditure frameworks

  • Overview presentation by:  Mr. Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD. (ENGLISH)

Presentation of country experiences:

  • Mr. Bader AL QAYED, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management, mnistry of Finance, Qatar, and Mr. Mohammad JABER, Economic Adviser, ministry of Finance, Qatar. (ARABIC)
  • Mr. Seung Hyun HONG, Head, Centre for Fiscal Analysis, Korean Institute of Public Finance (KIPF), Korea. (ENGLISH)
  • Ms. Su’ad YOUSIF, Senior Economist, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (ARABIC)
  • Mr. Ahmed AL-EDWAN, Advisor, General Budget Department, Jordan. (ARABIC)

Session 6 - Country presentation: Enhancing budget performance in Qatar

  • Lead presentation by:  Shaikh Saoud AL THANI, Director, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Qatar. (ARABIC)

Session 7 - Wrap-up session

  • Development of OECD Principles on Budgetary Governance.
    • Presentation by Mr. Ronnie DOWNES, Deputy Head of Division, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD. (ENGLISH)
  • Discussion of future work.
  • Concluding remarks by Chairman and OECD Secretariat

Background documents session 7:

Hand-out 1 - Towards “OECD High-Level Principles of Budgetary Governance” – First orientations for a set of core standards and principles (OECD Secretariat) - (ENGLISH)

2012 OECD Budgeting Practices and Procedures Survey (OECD Secretariat) - (ENGLISH)

 

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Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe