OECD Journal on Budgeting

Frequency :
Annual
ISSN :
1681-2336 (online)
ISSN :
1608-7143 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/16812336
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The OECD journal on public sector budgeting, published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, and makes it available to a wider community in an accessible format. The journal provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments for the allocation and management of resources in the public sector. Now published as a part of the OECD Journal subscription package.

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Volume 4, Issue 4 You do not have access to this content

Publication Date :
13 July 2005
DOI :
10.1787/budget-v4-4-en
Also available in: French

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  13 July 2005 Click to Access:  Agencies: Their Benefits and Risks
Rob Laking
This paper is about the benefits and agencies", outside the mainstream of ministries under different rules of central control and internal area, in transition economies and in the developing agencies took hold in the 1980s and 1990s. "Agencies" distinctly "Anglo" phenomenon, a New Public the Next Steps executive agencies in the countries have had several types of public organisation long time, and in several governments apart minority of civil servants work in "core government". variety simply a reflection of national administrative lessons to be drawn about organisational form and risks are there from genetic engineering Can transition economies and developing countries the organisational forms in their own public sectors governments of OECD countries?
  13 July 2005 Click to Access:  Budgeting in Romania
Michael Ruffner, Joachim Wehner, Matthias Witt
This review of the Romanian budget system was carried out as part of the Budget Project of the Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO). The Budget Project aims to initiate and foster regional networks of Senior Budget Officials outside the OECD area. This review served as a basis for the examination of the Romanian budget system at the first meeting of the network of Senior Budget Officials of Central and Eastern Europe, held on 10-11 November 2004 in The Hague.
  13 July 2005 Click to Access:  Budgeting in Slovenia
Dirk-Jan Kraan, Joachim Wehner
This review of the Slovenian budget system was carried out as part of the Budget Project of the Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO). The Budget Project aims to initiate and foster regional networks of Senior Budget Officials outside the OECD area. This review served as a basis for the examination of the Slovenian budget system at the first meeting of the network of Senior Budget Officials of Central and Eastern Europe, held on 10-11 November 2004 in The Hague...
  13 July 2005 Click to Access:  Introductory Speech for the Meeting of Senior Budget Officials of Central and Eastern European Countries
Gerrit Zalm
Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to make some opening remarks on this conference. Budget policy is a recurring theme in my career. In 1975 I started my career at the Ministry of Finance in the Budget Directorate. Later, as director of the CPB – the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis – I participated in the preparation of important reforms in our system of fiscal rules. And now, as Minister of Finance, I am more than ever convinced of the importance of a proper national budget policy. Not – or should I say, not only – because I like figures, but because these figures have a direct and serious impact on the wellbeing of our citizens. Without a sound budget policy there can be no sustainable social welfare system, no funds for a proper education policy, and no base for a durable economic growth. Therefore, I think that the effort to reform and improve national budget systems is one of the best things a social minded government can pursue.
  13 July 2005 Click to Access:  Typically Dutch
Dirk-Jan Kraan
This paper aims to identify a few features of institutions and policies in the Dutch public sector that can be characterised as "typically Dutch" and that, moreover, may be considered as worthy of further thought, or perhaps even as a source of inspiration, for countries that are presently thinking about the modernisation of their public sector. This aim implies two limitations that ought to be emphasised at the outset...
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