The two-day BCOP event taking place on November 5-6, 2019 will for the first time in a joint workshop bring together the two BCOP working groups - Budget Literacy and Transparency Working Group (BLTWG) and Program and Performance Budgeting Working Group (PPBWG).
The objective of BCOP’s two-day joint workshop is to examine good practices from advanced countries and assess potential application to PEMPAL countries in two subtopics: i) capturing citizens’ satisfaction, perceptions, and engagement in performance indicators used for budgeting and ii) technical methodology and process for spending reviews in advanced countries. Working groups will also hold discussions to reflect on lessons learned from advanced countries on the examined subtopics, share updates on the developments in working group countries, and decide on the future activities of the groups. In particular, the groups will advance their work on development of knowledge products.
The BCOP workshop will take place back-to-back with the meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Senior Budget Officials’ Network on Performance and Results (OECD SBO P&R) that will take place on November 7-8 and to which a small delegation of the PPBWG is invited by the OECD. This will be the fifth OECD SBO P&R meeting attended by the PPBWG, within the on-going cooperation between the PPBWG and OECD. This Network provides an important platform for PPBWG, giving PEMPAL countries an opportunity to share and benchmark their progress in program and performance budgeting with OECD countries and to learn and discuss new trends in this topic in OECD countries.