European launch: Public financial management and its emerging architecture
Marco Cangiano - Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF; and visiting scholar, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Joachim Wehner - Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, London School of Economics
James Richardson - Director, Fiscal and Deputy Chief Economic Advisor, HM Treasury
Philipp Krause - Head of Research for the Budget Strengthening Initiative, ODI
Edward Hedger - Head of the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure, ODI
The last two decades have seen a wave of global innovations and reforms that have fundamentally altered the way public finances are managed.
A new book from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture – critically examines the most important of these reforms and innovations, including:
fiscal responsibility legislation;
medium-term budget frameworks;
fiscal risk management techniques;
performance budgeting; and
accrual reporting and accounting.
This event will present the findings of this new work, providing the opportunity to examine them in light of challenges posed by the global economic crisis and their relevancy for policymakers and analysts.