BCOP continued its long-standing cooperation with the Budgeting and Public Expenditure Division of the Directorate for Public Governance within the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). Within this cooperation, a small BCOP delegation was invited by the OECD to attend the annual meeting of the OECD Working Party on Performance and Results.
The OECD’s Working Party on Performance and Results, comprising senior budget officials from the Ministries of Finance of OECD countries who work in the area of performance budgeting, provides an important knowledge platform for BCOP. Program and performance budgeting (PPB) has been consistently chosen as one of the top priority topics by the BCOP member countries. The attendance at the meetings of this network helps BCOP in its effort to help PEMPAL countries (i) share and benchmark their progress in PPB and spending reviews with the OECD countries and (ii) learn and discuss the newest developments and advice in this thematic area.
This year’s meeting sessions were devoted to (i) improving the use of performance information, ii) modernizing performance budgeting; iii) delivering results across agencies, iv) quality of budget institutions, processes and tools, and (v) scaling up the use of spending reviews.