PEMPAL Newsletter,
October - December 2016

PEMPAL connected 306 people in 4 face-to-face and 2 video conference meetings in the forth quarter of 2016

306 participants, of which 230 were member country representatives, 44 resource team participants to support technical content, 2 observers, and 30 administrative staff to support logistical, administrative and translation needs met together face-to-face or took part in thematic video-conferences.
Up to 23 member countries came together in:

  • 4 working group and thematic meetings (BCOP, TCOP, IACOP)
  • 2 video-conference meetings (TCOP)

3 countries hosted PEMPAL events: Belarus, Russia and France.

Details of number and type of participants by event, date and location are available here.

PEMPAL discussed 6 key public financial management issues chosen by its members

Budget Community of Practice

  • Program and Performance Budgeting (working group meeting combined with the meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials’ Network on Performance and Results held in Paris, France, on November 23-25)

Treasury Community of Practice

Internal Audit Community of Practice

PEMPAL shared 31 PFM related documents to support discussions

This included 31 PowerPoint presentations which illustrated country cases, latest approaches and results of discussions translated and delivered to ensure all our members got access to, and shared, information in the official languages of PEMPAL – English, Russian and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. Key PFM documents translated and distributed to members in the 4th quarter, including knowledge products developed by the COPs, are listed below.




Discussions and sharing of information brought significant results

Detailed information on the PEMPAL major meetings’ objectives and results is captured in event reports.  Event reports and presentations usually include the status of reforms in participating countries, identification of good practices and challenges, lessons learnt, and next steps. A summary of these can be found here.

Positive Feedback was gained from Members

Results from surveys of members distributed after each PEMPAL event show that overall satisfaction ratings ranged from 4.6 to 5.0 out of a possible 5.0. Click here for detailed results from these surveys. Improvements identified in these surveys were considered and implemented by the COP Executive Committees as outlined in minutes to Executive Committees meetings.

Leadership activities supported the network

The Steering Committee met once via VC during this period to provide effective strategic oversight to PEMPAL. Link to the minutes can be found here. Key decisions included update on progress with preparation of the new PEMPAL Strategy and fund raising to support it, update on the COP action plans for FY17 and PEMPAL finances.

The IACOP Executive Committee met via videoconference. The Committee discussed preparations for upcoming events in the IACOP FY17 action plan.

The TCOP Executive Committee met (through videoconference) on December 6th to discuss the issues related to preparation of the events scheduled for January-June 2017. The TCOP Activity Plan for the FY 2018 was approved during the meeting. More detailed information on the meeting can be found here.

The BCOP Executive Committee met (through videoconference) on December 21st to monitor progress of initiatives being implemented by the Budget Literacy and Transparency Working Group and the Program Budgeting Working Group. Progress of preparations for the BCOP 2017 annual meeting and BCOP Action plan 2017-18 were also discussed. More detailed information on the meeting can be found here.

The executive committees comprise volunteer member countries to provide strategic and operational oversight to their respective COPs.

Upcoming events


  • BCOP Plenary meeting on Tools for Fiscal Management – Bishkek (Kygryz Republic), April 12-14


  • TCOP thematic group meeting on Cash Management – Moscow (Russian Federation), April 4-6


  • RIFIX Internal control WG and Audit in Practice WG meetings – Budapest (Hungary),  March 29-31, 2017
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