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  • 19-October-2023


    OECD Review of the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau - An Assessment of Institutional, Operational and Analytical Capacity

    EU Funded Note This Review assesses the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) and its institutional, operational and analytical performance as an independent fiscal institution. The FPB’s responsibilities have been growing and this Review provides insights into how effectively the institution continues to serve the needs of its stakeholders. As part of this, it looks at the Bureau’s performance related to its new mandate to undertake election budgetary costings and impact assessment, carried out for the first time in relation to the 2019 election.
  • 22-September-2022


    7th Annual Meeting of the OECD Gender Budgeting Network 2023

    OECD meeting on gender budgeting where delegates shared insights to help increase its effectiveness.

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  • 18-August-2021


    Green Budgeting in OECD Countries

    Climate and environmental considerations have become pressing priorities for governments in recent years. International commitments such as the Paris Agreement, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have spurred momentum across the OECD to prioritise green objectives to policy-making processes. As these efforts require systematic considerations across all parts of government, countries have identified the budget process as playing a key role in ensuring that priorities relating to the environment and climate change are part of the policy-making process. Thus, there has been an emergence of 'green budgeting' practices across the OECD. Countries use green budgeting as a tool of budgetary policy making to provide policy makers with a clearer understanding of the environmental and climate impacts of budgeting choices, while bringing evidence together in a systematic and co-ordinated manner for more informed decision making to fulfil national and international commitments. This publication presents the findings from the first survey on green budgeting across OECD countries and provides information on the extent to which countries have the key elements of an effective approach to pursue environmental and climate priorities.
  • 21-June-2021


    OECD Review of Finland’s Independent Fiscal Institution

    This review was undertaken at the request of the National Audit Office of Finland. It provides recommendations for the Impact Team for Fiscal Policy Monitoring through consideration of the OECD Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions, national developments, and international best practices.

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  • 13-February-2021


    Green Budget Tagging - Introductory Guidance & Principles

    Green budget tagging can be a useful tool in an overall approach to green budgeting. This introductory guidance was developed by the OECD under the Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting in collaboration with institutional partners working under Helsinki Principle 4 of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action (IADB, IMF, UNDP, World Bank) and draws lessons from existing country practices. It was informed by a series of round-table events with countries implementing green budget tagging. The document aims to provide high-level guidance in relation to designing, implementing and improving green budget tagging.
  • 2-November-2020


    COVID-19 and the climate crisis: Combining green budgeting and tax policy tools for a better recovery

    Blog post by Elsa Pilichowski, Director of Public Governance, and Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, highlighting good practices from countries in the Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting on identifying how budget measures affect key environmental objectives.

  • 24-September-2020


    OECD Review of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) of the United Kingdom

    This Review, the second independent external review of the OBR, provides options and recommendations to strengthen the institution in light of national developments and international experience.

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  • 21-September-2020


    OECD Report on SDG Budgeting in Romania

    This report sets out recommendations for the implementation of SDG budgeting in the context of the current budget framework in Romania, and emphasises aspects of the budget framework which could be strengthened in order to develop a more sophisticated approach.

  • 15-June-2020


    Virtual Workshop on Gender Budgeting and the COVID-19 Crisis

    As governments formulate further budget responses to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis, it is important not to overlook their gender impact and consequences for gender equality.

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  • 22-May-2020


    Independent fiscal institutions: promoting fiscal transparency and accountability during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    This report examines the response of independent fiscal institutions (IFIs) during this first rescue phase of the crisis, as they provide rapid analysis to decision-makers and the public.

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