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Budgeting in Slovakia - Andrew BLAZEY, OECD


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This presentation was made by Andrew BLAZEY, OECD, at the 15th Annual Meeting of OECD-CESEE Senior Budget Officials held in Minsk, Belarus, on 4-5 July 2019

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Budgeting in Slovakia - Andrew BLAZEY, OECD

  1. 1. Managing and Prioritising Public Finances and Budgets in Support of Strategic Development in the Slovak Republic A TARGETED BUDGET REVIEW 15th Annual Meeting of OECD-CESEE Senior Budget Officials 4-5 July 2019 Minsk, Belarus Budgeting and Public Expenditure Division Public Governance Directorate
  2. 2. Improve the governance tools and frameworks for:  setting a vision for national developmental priorities  stable investment planning  resourcing for sustainable economic development.  Contribute to “Developing the Intervention Logic of Strategic Planning by Central Government Authorities” 2 Objective of the Targeted Review
  3. 3.  …support the strategic development objectives of the Slovak Republic 3 A targeted OECD budget review… Alignment with medium-term plans and priorities Performance, evaluation & VfM Capital budgeting framework Public Governance Directorate RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNCIL ON BUDGETARY GOVERNANCE
  4. 4. 4 Strengthening the budgeting framework and medium-term dimension Government balance projections in successive General Government Budgets Source: Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, General Government Budgets CZE AUS BEL DNK EST JPN KOR NLD PRT SVK TUR FRA HUN LUX NZL NOR USACHL POL IRL CHE AUT CAN FIN DEU GRC ISL ISR ITA LVA SVN ESP SWE GBR Debates and approves Debates No Other Debates and approves Debates No Other Does the legislature debate or approve the medium-term budget framework? Source: Data drawn from question 3, 2018 OECD Survey on Parliamentary Budget Practices.
  5. 5.  Introduce regularly updated baseline estimates of expenditures  Introduce a strategic debate into the budget cycle to enhance collective fiscal responsibility  Introduce binding ceilings for public expenditures 5 Selected Recommendations
  6. 6. 6 A strategic approach to capital investment to achieve medium-term priorities Source: Budget information system, Ministry of Finance SR Pyramid of strategic planning • International level Agenda OSN 2030 and EU 2020 • Definition of desired future state Long-term vision of society development • Methods of achieving objectives Strategy of society development • Sectoral and inter-sectoral strategiesStrategies • Priorities of strategic infrastructureNIP
  7. 7.  Enhance co-operation across Ministries, including by sharing expertise  Ensure a top-down approach to the National Infrastructure Plan, taking into account future risks and uncertainties  Implement a system to monitor the implementation of the National Infrastructure Plan 7 Selected Recommendations
  8. 8. 8 Align performance and evaluation to budget allocations Main challenges for the implementation of performance budgeting Source: OECD Performance Budgeting Survey 2018
  9. 9. • Strive to improve the quality of performance information • Ensure sufficient time and capacity to encourage parliamentary engagement • Establish a co-ordinated system to monitor, evaluate and manage quality 9 Selected Recommendations
  10. 10. Comments by written procedure until 30 July 2019 10 Next steps !
  11. 11. Thank you Andrew Blazey Ana Maria Ruiz Rivadeneira Juliane Jansen Budgeting and Public Expenditure Public Governance Directorate, OECD