The WG on Governance of Public Finance includes the MENA-OECD Network of Senior Budget Officials. It promotes broad reforms to inter alia modernise governance structures and operations, strengthen regional and international partnerships, and sustain economic gro
The Croation Ministry of Finance hosted the 7th annual meeting of OECD-CESEE Senior Budget Officials. Topics included budget reviews of Ukraine and Montenegro.
The Luxembourg Ministry of Finance hosted the 32nd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. Main topics included an overview of the Luxembourg budgeting system and consolidation plans to restore public finances in OECD countries.
These country notes detail the fiscal situation to date (2011), the consolidation needs, and the commitments and intentions of governments in 30 OECD countries in the aftermath of the economic crisis.
The state of public finances has worsened considerably in many OECD countries. This report provides an overview of fiscal consolidation strategies (either reducing expenditures or raising taxes) to put public finances on a sustainable path.
The 3rd annual meeting of the OECD network of parliamentary budget officials (PBO) was held in Stockholm, 28-29 April 2011. The meeting was chaired by Anna Kinberg Batra, MP, Chair of the Finance Committee of the Swedish Parliament.
The 4th annual OECD meeting on public-private partnerships (PPPs) was held on 24-25 March 2011 in Paris.
Public administration has entered a new age. From "less" government in the 1980s to "New Public Management" in the 1990s and early 21st century, reforms are now focusing on the quality of services for citizens and businesses and on the efficiency of administration.
The 11th annual OECD public sector accruals symposium was held on 3-4 March 2011 in Paris. A special topic this year was the IPSASB conceptual framework for general purpose financial reporting.
SIGMA is a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, principally financed by the EU. SIGMA provides assistance to EU candidates and potential candidates and European Neighbourhood Policy beneficiaries (ENP) in their efforts to reform their public administration.