WEBINAR: INTRODUCING THE FISCAL OPENNESS WORKING GROUP
Otavio Castro Neves, Office of the Comptroller General, Brazil
Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Innovations for Scaling Impact
This webinar aims to further the understanding of fiscal transparency issues and activities in the context of the Open Government Partnership. The session will introduce the work of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), the concept of OGP Working Groups, and the framework for the OGP-GIFT Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG). Following this, there will be a presentation of Brazil’s action plan commitments on fiscal transparency.
Since a significant feature of the OGP Working Groups is peer learning and exchanges, during the course of the webinar, participants will have opportunity to ask questions about putting fiscal openness into practice and the availability of resources to support these commitments.
The FOWG will:
1. Provide a platform for peer-to-peer sharing and learning among OGP members on Fiscal Openness
2. Offer OGP members efficient and coordinated access to good practices, tools, assessments, and technical expertise on Fiscal Openness
3. Support OGP governments/members to develop and implement more ambitious Fiscal Openness goals and good practices
4. Motivate additional governments to become champions and models of Fiscal Openness.
Date & Time
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
8:00 – 9:30 AM EST