Budgeting and public expenditures

36th Annual Meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials (SBO) Rome, Italy • 11-12 June 2015


36th Annual Meeting of Senior Budget Officials (SBO)
Rome, Italy • 11-12 June 2015

The 36th annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials was hosted by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and chaired by Julian Kelly, HM Treasury, United-Kingdom.

Background documents

Annotated Agenda - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2015)5

Budgeting in Italy (Draft Report) - GOV/PGC/SBO(2015)4 - (final version available soon)

Towards a Framework for the Governance of Infrastructure - GOV/PGC/SBO(2015)6

Budgetary Governance and Inclusive Growth - Key issues for consideration by OECD senior Budget Officials - GOV/PGC/SBO(2015)3

Budget Reform Before and After the Global Financial Crisis - GOV/PGC/SBO(2015)7/FINAL

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Opening by Chairman and OECD Secretariat
Delegates’ Introductions

SESSION 1 -- State of Public Finances
Presentations by:
• Mr. Ronnie DOWNES, OECD Secretariat
• Mr. Christoph MOSIMANN, Switzerland: Role of fiscal rules and fiscal targets
• Mr. Bojan POGACAR, Slovenia: Role of fiscal councils and independent fiscal institutions
• Mr. Robert WATT, Ireland: Role of Medium-term expenditure frameworks
• Mr. Brad RECKER, Canada: Means to protect and promote economic growth during periods of fiscal consolidation

SESSION 2 -- Budgeting in Italy
Presentations by:
• Mr. Jon BLONDAL, OECD Secretariat
• Ms. Manuela PROENCA, Portugal
• Ms. Courtney TIMBERLAKE, United States
• Ms. Aline PENNISI, Italy

SESSION 3 -- Framework for the Governance of Infrastructure
Presentations by:
• Mr. Ian HAWKESWORTH, OECD Secretariat
• Mr. Marco CANGIANO, International Monetary Fund
• Mr. Ryuichi KATAOKA, Japan

Friday, 12 June 2015

Keynote Address by Mr. Pier Carlo PADOAN, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance.

SESSION 4 -- Inclusive Growth
Presentations by:
• Mr. Luiz de MELLO, OECD Secretariat
• Ms. Katju HOLKERI, Finland (Ministerial Meeting)
• Ms. Fiona ROSS, New Zealand

SESSION 5 -- Budget Reforms and the Economic Crisis
Presentations by:
• Mr. Marc ROBINSON, OECD Consultant
• Mr. Brian PAGAN, Canada

SESSION 6 -- Emerging Budgeting Issues
Presentations by:
• Mr. Pal LONGVA, Norway: Accrual Budgeting
• Mr. Ǻke NORDLANDER, Sweden: Impact of Interest Rates Returning to Normal
• Mr. Martin KELLENERS, Germany: Fiscal / Budget Literacy

SESSION 7 -- Future Work Programme
Presentations by:
• Mr. Rolf ALTER, OECD Secretariat
• Mr. Jon BLONDAL, OECD Secretariat


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