Budgeting and public expenditures

5th annual OECD meeting on Public-Private Partnerships


OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 26-27 March 2012

Chair: Gordon McKechnie




Monday, 26 March 2012


Welcome by Chairman
Welcome by Director Rolf Alter
Presentation of Delegates
Update on OECD Recommendation for Public Governance of PPPs
Overview of future work
Comments by delegates


Developments in the PPP Market and Finance
Presentations by:

Discussant: Guy Chetrit, Principal Advisor, European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC), European Investment Bank

Case studies: learning from peers
Presentations by:

  • Peter Livesey, Head of Capital Finance, Department for Education, United Kingdom
  • David Flüthmann, Partnerschaften Deutschland, ÖPP Deutschland AG, Germany
  • Anna Tol, Deputy Head, Legal Department, Port of Rotterdam Authority, The Netherlands
  • Hyeon Park, Managing Director, PIMAC, Korea Development Institute, Korea

Discussant: Olaf Merk, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV)


The role of Supreme Audit Institutions with Regards to Complex Infrastructure Procurement
Presentations by:

Discussant: James Sheppard, OECD Integrity and Public Procurement Project, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV)


The perception and press treatment of PPPs
Presentations by:

  • Nick Timmins, former Public Policy Editor, Financial Times, United Kingdom
  • Maciej Dobieszewski, Head of Technical Law Unit, Ministry of Economy, Poland
  • Louis Roy, President, Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux, Québec, Canada



Tuesday, 27 March 2012


National Fiscal Positions and PPPs
Presentations by:

  • Isabel Rial, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Marko Mrsnik, Director, Sovereign Ratings, Europe, Standard and Poor’s
  • François Bergere, Directeur, Mission d’appui aux PPP, ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie, France
  • Ricardo Reis, Professor, PPP Center, School of Business and Economics, University Catolica Lisbon

Discussant: David Haugh, Head of Portugal and Ireland Desk, OECD Economics Directorate (ECO)


Review of the Public Governance Framework for PPPs in Indonesia - GOV/PGC/SBO(2012)1
Presentations by:

  • Ian Hawkesworth, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV)

Discussants: Hyeon Park, Managing Director, PIMAC, Korea Development Institute ; Bernhard Müller, Head of Division, Ministry of Finance, Germany

Response by Freddy R. Salagih, Head of Center for Fiscal Risk Management, Fiscal Policy Office, Central for Fiscal Risk Management, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia


New developments in the accounting framework for PPPs in Europe
Presentation by:

Discussant : David Heald, University of Aberdeen Business School, United Kingdom


OECD presentation of future work