This thematic meeting was part of the series of meetings with the Swiss authorities for PEMPAL COPs, organized with the help of PEMPAL donor partners from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
While PEMPAL countries exchange information and learn from each other, a key part of PEMPAL and BCOP work is also peer learning from counterparts from advanced countries and outside of PEMPAL region. Given the importance of program and performance budgeting in BCOP work, SECO kindly arranged for BCOP to have an opportunity to examine the experiences in this PFM area in Switzerland.
Total of 44 participants attended this virtual meeting, of which 33 representatives from 10 BCOP member countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). The meeting was supported by experts from the Swiss Government and the City of Berne, as well as the World Bank.
The result of the meeting was shared knowledge and examination of PFM system and performance budgeting in the City of Berne.