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Annotated Agenda and Conference Materials

General background reading

A New Budget Process for Wales (Martin Jennings) / PDF, 536 KB

Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions and Country Notes – Draft for Discussion (OECD Secretariat) / PDF, 1862 KB

Situation in Poland in the Scope of Public Finances: The Most Important Achievements and Problems to Solve (Zofia Szpringer) / PDF, 1178 KB

Performance Budgeting: The Chilean Experience (Roberto Bustos Latorre) / PDF, 817 KB

Key Note Address - Welcome Reception

PPT: Peer Reviews - An Effective Tool for Capacity Development (Josef Moser) / PDF, 3309 KB

SESSION 1 - New Institutions

PPT: Fiscal Council of Estonia (Andrus Alber) / PDF, 677 KB

PPT: The Independent Advisory Board to the German Stability Council (Eckhard Janeba) / PDF, 90 KB

PPT: Conseil national des finances publiques: Luxembourg’s Fiscal Council (Romain Bausch) / PDF, 120 KB

PPT: Scottish Fiscal Commission (Susan Rice) / PDF, 559 KB

SESSION 2 - First Evaluations of Independent Fiscal Institutions

Paper: The Administration of the Parliamentary Budget Office (an external review by the Australian National Audit Office)

PPT: Independent evaluation of the Australian PBO (Phil Bowen) / PDF, 80 KB

Paper: External Review of the Office for Budget Responsibility

PPT: The "page review" of the OBR (Robert Chote) / PDF, 85 KB

Paper: Terms of Reference for Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Independent Evaluation (IFAC)

PPT: Peer Evaluation of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (John McHale) / PDF, 467 KB

SESSION 3 - Evaluating the Performance of Independent Fiscal Institutions: Towards a Common Evaluation Framework

Paper: Evaluating the Performance of Independent Fiscal Institutions: Towards a Common Evaluation Framework (Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD) / PDF, 1393 KB

PPT: Towards a Common Evaluation Framework (Kevin Page) / PDF, 645 KB

SESSION 4a - Performance Budgeting and Parliamentary Oversight

PPT: Performance Budgeting and Parliamentary Oversight (Joachim Wehner) / PDF, 756 KB

PPT: Introducing Performance Budgeting in Austria (Helmut Berger) / PDF, 524 KB

PPT: Scotland Performs (Simon Wakefield) / PDF, 2545 KB

SESSION 4b - Performance Budgeting and Parliamentary Oversight

Paper: Analysis of Performance Budgeting During Recent Fiscal Consolidation(Canadian Parliamentary Budget Office, please note this paper will be made available to delegates separately)

PPT: Analysis of Performance Budgeting During Recent Fiscal Consolidation in Canada (Mostafa Askari) / PDF, 1722 KB

SESSION 5 - Relations with other Official Institutions

PPT: AIReF Relations with Other Official Institutions (José Luis Escrivá) / PDF, 1038 KB

PPT: Relations with Other Institutions (Ludovit Ódor) / PDF, 248 KB

PPT: Legislative Checks and Balances under Information Asymmetry (Junki Kim) / PDF, 503 KB

PPT: Independent budget Office Relations with Other Institutions: Lessons Learned at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (Pete Fontaine) / PDF, 560 KB

SESSION 6 - Government Debt and Fiscal Frameworks

Paper: Government Debt and Fiscal Frameworks (Economics Department, OECD, please note this paper will be made available to delegates separately)

PPT: Debt Level and Fiscal Framework (Christian Kastrop) / PDF, 523 KB

SESSION 7 - Independent Fiscal Institutions and Medium-term Budgetary Frameworks

PPT: The Fiscal Advisory Council of Austria: Strategies to Foster Sound Fiscal Policy in the Medium and Long Term (Bernhard Felderer) / PDF, 236 KB

PPT: Independent Fiscal Institutions and Medium-term Budgetary Frameworks: Perspective from my work at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (Pete Fontaine) / PDF, 588 KB

PPT: CPB’s role in the Dutch medium-term budgetary framework (Wim Suyker) / PDF, 596 KB

PPT: Medium Term Budgetary Framework presentation OECD (John McHale) / PDF, 844 KB

SESSION 8 - Developing Operational Principles for EU Independent Fiscal Institutions

Paper: Common Principles for the EU IFIs - Draft for Discussion / PDF, 349 KB

PPT: Classification of one-off budgetary items (Carlos Marinheiro) / PDF, 881 KB

PPT: Towards Operational Principles for EU IFIs (Michal Horvath) / PDF, 459 KB

SESSION 9 - Reports from "Sister" networks, report by the OECD Secretariat, and proposals for future work

PPT: Reports from “Sister” Networks: Global Network of Parliament Budget Offices (Romulo E.M. Miral) / PDF, 333 KB

PPT: What is IPFIN (Larry Honeysett) / PDF, 89 KB