TARGET GROUP | Officials from federal ministries of finance and economy, and other government agencies, who are actively involved in the implementation of public financial management and administrative reforms.
DESCRIPTION | This virtual one-week course covers recent administrative reforms in Austria, many of which are also on the policy agenda in other countries. The course offers a practitioner’s perspective, and participants should have knowledge of fiscal policy and experience with the implementation of public financial management and administrative reforms in their countries. Top officials from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Chancellery, and the Parliamentary Budget Office will share their experience and discuss issues of administrative reform in Austria and at the European Union or international level.
The main aspects of public financial management reforms covered in the course include administrative burden reduction and performance management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, eGovernment, the reform of tax and customs administration and public financial management reforms. Lecturers will explain the underlying reasons for reform, its essential elements, and the success factors, including recent evaluations.
The course provides an opportunity to discuss concrete reform measures and to share experiences with the implementation of reforms, key challenges, and the factors for success. Participants should engage in discussions and may be asked to give short presentations on their countries’ experience with public financial management and administrative reforms.