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Crossing the Atlantic: Budgetary and fiscal lessons for Africa from Colombia

Date
Time (GMT +00) 15:00 17:00

 

Chair:

Philipp Krause - Team Leader Public Finance, ODI

Speaker:

Carolina Rentería - Lead Economist World Bank Group, Macro Fiscal Global Practice (former Minister of Planning and National Budget Director of Colombia)

 

Description

​Roundtable with Carolina Rentería, Lead Economist, World Bank and former Minister of Planning and National Budget Director, Colombia.

 

Carolina will discuss how good practice from Colombia’s fiscal and budget reforms could be translated into lessons for African countries. The discussion will include:

  • What factors helped Colombia’s fiscal consolidation and budget reforms succeed?
  • Which capabilities of the central finance agencies proved essential?
  • Which factors and capabilities are relevant for African countries?
  • Are these factors and capabilities being pursued as part of existing reform efforts?

The Roundtable will be held on Friday 14th November from 2-4pm in Conference Room C. If you would like to attend, please contact Tom Hart [email protected].