Independent Fiscal Councils: The Work, the Wins, and the Worries

Friday, February 21, 9 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

Ms. Scherie Nicol, Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The establishment of independent fiscal institutions has become part and parcel of a country’s recommended public financial management architecture. However, are all fiscal councils similarly effective in enhancing fiscal credibility and discipline? What design features, what preconditions, what approaches taken by individual independent fiscal institutions have been successful in enabling them to realize their full potential? Scherie Nicol from the OECD’s Independent Fiscal Institutions network will give an insight on the evolving role and impact of independent fiscal councils in the OECD, including the results of recent peer reviews, and considerations applying to resource rich countries.

The event will take place at the Joint Vienna Institute, Mariahilfer Straße 97, 1060 Vienna. We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, please register by February 18, 2020 to

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