QIPF Organizes Workshop on Public Sector Optimization Reforms in OECD Countries

Doha, – Qatar Institute for Public Finance (QIPF), a joint venture of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Ministry of Finance, is organizing a workshop entitled ‘Using Performance Information for Public Sector Budgeting and Management: Challenges, Lessons and Opportunities’, in Doha, on September 27-28.

The two-day workshop aims at sharing experiences of OECD countries that have engaged in public sector modernization reforms.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Abdulaziz Al Horr, CEO of QFBA, said: “Qatar has, over the years, engaged in a series of reforms that aim to modernize its public sector with a focus on increasing the efficiency of public services and optimizing the sector’s value creation, as part of the country’s National Development Strategy 2011-2016. QIPF’s upcoming workshop is set to bring into light important insights regarding Qatar and other OECD countries’ experiences in the process, while discussing the invaluable role that the systematic collection and analysis of information plays in making judgments about the performance of public policies and programs as well as the relevance of their outcomes.” During the workshop, speakers will discuss the prerequisites of such reforms, such as complete, reliable, and timely financial and operational information, clear guidance and guidelines for implementing departments, as well as the challenges associated with defining performance objectives and indicators.

The speakers will also explain how their countries have led the change, and managed to incorporate performance information in the budgeting, planning, and accountability processes.

Source: Qatar News Agency