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Working Party of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions

 

Our work with parliaments and independent fiscal institutions (IFIs) supports democratic oversight of the budget. The budget process allows citizens and their representatives in parliament to provide input on government priorities and to hold governments to account. IFIs enrich the public debate with non-partisan analysis of economic and fiscal policies. The PBO Working Party is Chaired by Mark Hadley, Chief Operating Officer, Congressional Budget Office (United States).

Our databases

 

IFI database

This database provides information on the key features and practices of 36 national IFIs, four subnational IFIs and one regional IFI. The data is organised across topics including (1) Legal basis and institutional design, (2) leadership and staff appointments, (3) mandate and functions, (4) resources, (5) relationship with the legislature, (6) access to information, (7) transparency, (8) communications, and (9) external evaluation. Last updated: December 2021

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Parliamentary Budgeting Database

This database provides information on national parliamentary budgeting practices from 34 OECD countries. The Database covers features such as; fiscal responsibility and sustainability, the role of lower and upper houses in budget oversight, committee work and powers, analytical support, and audit. Survey date: 2018

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Good Practices

Recommendation IFI

Recommendation on Principles for IFIs

The OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on Principles for IFIs in 2014. The PBO Working Party has also developed related good practices.

Events

Working Party of Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions meetings:

14th meeting

May 2022

Dublin

13th meeting

November 2021

Virtual

12th meeting

September 2020

Virtual

IFIs’ responses to COVID19 crisis

May 2020

Virtual

11th meeting

February 2019

Lisbon

10th meeting

July 2018

Seoul

9th meeting

April 2017

Edinburgh

8th meeting

April 2016

Paris

7th meeting

April 2015

Vienna

6th meeting

April 2014

Jerusalem

5th meeting

February 2013

Ottawa

4th meeting

February 2012

Paris

3rd meeting

April 2011

Stockholm

2nd meeting

February 2010

Bern

1st  meeting

February 2009

Rome

IFI and parliamentary budgeting reviews

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