The BCOP Program and Performance Budgeting Working Group (PBBWG) includes members from 15 countries (Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyz R, Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). Within its objectives (to identify key trends in program budgeting implementation and spending reviews and to learn from specific PEMPAL and international country examples in these areas) it has decided in Spring 2017 to focus its future work on program budgeting performance indicators, as PEMPAL countries have a common challenge in defining and tracking performance indicators. Consequently, the PPBWG collected examples or whole sets of performance indicators from PPBWG countries in Summer 2017 and held a video-conference in September 2017 in which each member country presented on PPWG’s predefined criteria for assessing the performance indicators. In October 2017, PPBW further collected indicators from PPBWG countries in the area of health and education.
During BCOP’s presentation at the OECD Senior Budget Officials' regional network for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Countries (with which BCOP cooperates on regular basis) in July 2017, PPBWG’s plans for work on performance indicators was presented and subsequently BCOP was invited by the OECD to present its work in this area at the OECD’s Senior Budget Officials’ Network on Performance and Results, in Paris, France on November 16-17, 2017.
OECD’s Network on Performance and Results meets annually and its objective is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of resource allocation and management in the public sector by assisting member countries to design and implement performance- and results-based budgeting and management reforms. This Network provides an important platform for PEMPAL Budget Community of Practice’s (BCOP) Working Group on Program and Performance Budgeting, providing PEMPAL countries with an opportunity to share and benchmark their progress in program and performance budgeting with OECD countries and to learn and discuss new trends in program and performance budgeting in OECD countries.
Presentations from the meeting could be found here: