Budgeting and public expenditures

OECD network of parliamentary budget officials (PBO)

 

 

Read the
 PBO Briefing Note
with links to OECD analytical work on legislatures and the budget

 

The OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials  (SBO) has created a network of parliamentary budget officials (PBO). Early work to create this network involved meetings of chairpersons of parliamentary budget committees, and a meeting on the relationship between the legislature and the budget office.

 

The PBO network is a diverse group, bringing together specialised professional staff from: independent fiscal institutions (parliamentary budget offices and fiscal councils); specialised in-house parliamentary budget research units; and parliamentary budget or finance committees.

 

  

Past meetings:

Copies of background documents and presentations are available for each meeting in the links below:

  • 6th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions, Jerusalem (31 March-1 April 2014)
  • 5th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions, Ottawa (21-22 February 2013)
  • 4th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions, Paris (23-24 February 2012)
  • 3rd annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials, Stockholm (28-29 April 2011)
  • 2nd annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials, Bern (11-12 February 2010)
  • 1st annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials, Rome  (26-27 February 2009)
  • Meeting on the relationship between the legislature and the budget office in the budget process, Paris (2-3 October 2006)
  • Meeting of OECD member country parliamentary budget committee chairs, Rome (5-6 June 2003)
  • International symposium of chairpersons of parliamentary budget committees of OECD member countries: "Holding the Executive Accountable: New Challenges", Washington DC (6-7 June 2002)
  • International symposium of chairpersons of parliamentary budget committees: "Holding the Executive Accountable: The Changing Role of Parliament in the Budget Process", Paris (24-25 January 2001)

 

 For more on OECD relations with parliamentarians: www.oecd.org/parliamentarians

 

Related Documents

 

Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO)

Committee structures for budget approval and oversight/Interim financial reporting (background notes)

Budget: towards a new role for the legislature

 

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