Budgeting and public expenditures

10th Annual Meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials Performance and Results Network Paris, France • 24-25 November 2014


10th Annual Meeting of the OECD Senior Budget Officials Performance and Results Network
Paris, France • 24-25 November 2014


Background NoteMini survey on supreme audit institutions and performance related budgeting 

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Welcome remarks by Chairman, Peter van den Berg, Project Leader, Council of State, Netherlands and Luiz de Mello, Deputy Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV), OECD Secretariat.
Delegates’ Introductions

SESSION 1 – Country Case Studies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lessons from the US performance management experience

  • Donald Moynihan, Professor of Public Affairs, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin – Madison, United States.
  • Mark Bussow, Performance Team Lead, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), United States.

SESSION 2 – Country Case Studies: Using Performance Data to Inform Budgeting at the Subnational Level: North America

  • Greg Orencsak, Deputy Minister, Treasury Board Secretariat, Secretary, Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet, Ontario, Canada.
  • Scott Pattison, Executive Director, the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), United States.

SESSION 3 – Country Case Studies: France and Korea

  • Véronique Fouque, Head of the Performance Department, Budget Directorate, Ministry for the Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital Affairs, France.
  • Jangro Lee, Director, Performance Management Division, Ministry Of Strategy and Finance, Korea and Nowook Park, Head, Center for Performance Evaluation and Management, Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF), Korea.

SESSION 4a – Performance Informed Budgeting in Practice using a Sectoral Perspective

  • Paulo Santiago, Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD.
  • Monika Geppl, Advisor on Budget Reform, Directorate General II – Budget, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria and Stefan Kranabetter, Deputy Head of the Federal Performance Management Office, Federal Chancellery, Austria.
  • Kiran Hanspal, Executive Director, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat, Canada.
  • Marta Postula, Director, Public Finance Reform Department, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

SESSION 4b – Breakout Discussion

  • Group One: The structure and scrutiny of the budget document. (Chair/Rapporteur: William Dorotinsky, Acting Director, Practice Strategy and Operations, Acting Director, Public Sector Service and Performance, The World Bank).
  • Group Two: The nature and range of performance information used in the budget document. (Chair/Rapporteur: Astri Tverstol, Deputy Director General, Financial Control Systems Section, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Norway). 
  • Group Three: Relationships between the centre and sectoral actors in planning and delivering results. (Chair/Rapporteur: Paula Darville, Head of Management and Control Division, Budget Directorate, Ministry of Finance, Chile).

SESSION 4c – Reporting back by Rapporteurs

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

SESSION 5 – Implementing Spending Reviews: Dilemmas and Choices

  • Martin Kelleners, Deputy Director General, Budget Department, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany.


  • Niels Gotfredsen, Director General, Agency for Modernisation, Ministry of Finance, Denmark.
  • Johannes Wolff, Deputy Director, Planning and Performance, Public Spending Group 1, HM Treasury, United Kingdom.
  • Fiachra Kennedy, Assistant Principal, Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland.

SESSION 6 – Accountability Institutions: Performance Budgeting and Parliamentary Oversight

  • Joachim Wehner, Associate Professor in Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.

SESSION 7 – Accountability Institutions: Performance Budgeting and Supreme Audit Institutions

  • J. Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), United States (via videoconference).
  • Michael Kell, Chief Economist and Director of Analysis, National Audit Office, United Kingdom.
  • Kevin Cardiff, Member, European Court of Auditors.

SESSION 8 – Report by OECD Secretariat and Future Work Programme

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