OECD Journal on Budgeting

The OECD Journal on Budgeting is published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Committee of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, academics and experts in the field 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.

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Financial Management in Government: Insights on Skills Development

Financial management is a critical capability for governments, enabling them to deliver on their priorities and fulfil promises made to parliament and citizens. Skilled human resources are the foundation of these capabilities. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) “Skills for a high performing civil service” framework identifies professional expertise as one of the three core skill areas that drive public value, together with strategic orientation and innovation. The task of providing the civil service with the right skills to carry out financial management functions has however become more challenging.


Keywords: Public financial management, competency frameworks, Professional development, HRM process
JEL: H11: Public Economics / Structure and Scope of Government / Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government; H10: Public Economics / Structure and Scope of Government / Structure and Scope of Government: General; H83: Public Economics / Miscellaneous Issues / Public Administration; Public Sector Accounting and Audits
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