OECD Principles for independent

This note presents a revised version of the proposed OECD Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions approved by written procedure in May 2013, following the discussions at the 47th meeting of the Public Governance Committee. The draft Principles were developed and approved by the Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO) and its associated network of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions (PBO).

Conference Proceedings

The 5th Annual Meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions February 21 and 22, 2013 Ottawa, Canada

Background documents and submissions from delegates:

OECD Secretariat

 Delegates

Agenda:

Annotated draft agenda is available in English and French.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Opening Remarks by Mario Marcel, Deputy Director, Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD

Roundtable - New Institutions

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter (French):  Jean-Philippe CotisConseiller-maître, Cours des Comptes, France
  • Presenter:  Helmut Berger, Head, Parliamentary Budget Office, Austria
  • Presenter:  Tuomas Poysti, Auditor-General, National Audit Office, Finland
  • Presenter:  Phil Bowen, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Australia
  • Presenter:  Chiara Goretti, Acting Head, Budget Office, Senato della Repubblica, Italy

 Roundtable - Recent Developments and Views from Member Parliaments

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Peter Bohlbro, Head of Secretariat, Finance Committee, and Niels Hoffmeyer, Chief Economic Adviser, Danish Parliament, Denmark
  • Presenter:  Zofia Szpringer, Chief, Financial Analyses and State Budget Team, Bureau of Research, Sejm Chancellery, Poland
  • Presenter:  Marc  Schattenmann, Senior Officer, Secretariat of the Budget Committee, German Parliament, Germany

 Independent Fiscal Institutions and Access to Information

  • Chair:  John McHale, Chair, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Established Professor and Head of Discipline, Economics National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Presenter:  Tolga Yalkin, Senior Advisor to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Robert Chote, Chair, Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), United Kingdom
  • Presenter:  Bob Sunshine, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), United States

 Evaluating Independent Fiscal Institutions

  • Chair:  Phil Bowen, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Australia
  • Presenter:  Annamaria Vizikova, Director, Office of the President, Supreme Audit Office, Slovak Republic
  • Presenter:  Xavier Debrun, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Policy and Surveillance, Fiscal Affairs, Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Presenter:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada

Friday, 22 February 2012

 Budget Oversight under Minority (and Coalition) Governments

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Ingvar  Mattsson,  Head  of  Secretariat,  Finance  Committee,  Swedish  Parliament, Sweden
  • Presenter:  David BrunoroCommittee Secretary, Public Accounts and Audit, Department of the House of Representatives, Australia
  • Presenter:  Eduard A.J. Groen, Deputy  clerk  of the  House of Representatives,  Head  of the Committee Assistance Department on Social, Economic and Financial Affairs, Clerk of the Public Expenditure Committee, the Netherlands
  • Presenter:  Simon Wakefield,  Head,  Financial  Scrutiny  Unit,  Scottish  Parliament, United Kingdom

  The Impact of Permanent Legislation on Budgeting and Budget Oversight

  • Chair:  Niklas Frank, Senior Economist, Swedish Fiscal Policy Council
  • Presenter:  Bob Sunshine, Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), United States
  • Discussant:  Ingvar  Mattsson,  Head  of  Secretariat,  Finance  Committee,  Swedish  Parliament, Sweden
  • Discussant:  Jason Jacques, Director, Budget, Estimates and Reporting, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada

 The Benefits of Long-term Fiscal Projections

  • Chair:  Robert Chote, Chair, Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), United Kingdom
  • Presenter:  Sebastian Barnes, Senior Economist, Economics Department, OECD, and Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
  • Presenter:  Chris Matier, Senior Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis and Forecasting, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada
  • Presenter:  Yong Joong Yoon, Director, Economic Policy Analysis Division, Economic Analysis Office, National Assembly Budget Office (NABO), Korea
  • Presenter:  Geert Langenus, Head of Division, Research Department, National Bank of Belgium
  • Presenter:  Wim  Suyker, Programme Leader, Public  Finance, Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Netherlands

Adoption of the revised "Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions", future work, and report by the OECD Secretariat

  • Chair:  Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Canada