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OECD Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government
Chair:   
Dr. Junghun Kim   
(Korea)
Members:   
Austria   
Netherlands   
Belgium   
Norway   
Denmark   
Spain   
France   
Switzerland   
Italy   
Turkey   
Korea   
India   
Mexico   
Invitees:   
Latvia   
Costa Rica   
Lithuania   
Russian Federation   
Colombia   
Argentina   
Date of creation:
18th December 2003
Duration:
31st December 2018

Mandate:   -   Decision of the Council establishing an OECD Network on Fiscal Affairs Across Levels of Government approved at its 1074th session held on 18 December 2003 [C(2003)192 and C/M(2003)29, item 414]

   -   The mandate was revised and extended by Council during its 1230th session held on 3 November 2010 [C(2010)135 and C/M(2010)20, item 236]

   -   The mandate was further revised and extended by Council during its 1303th session held on 21 November 2014 [C(2014)117, Annex and C/M(2014)12, Item 190]

 

 

 

Resolution of the Council [C(2014)117, Annex and C/M(2014)12, Item 190]

DRAFT RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL REVISING THE MANDATE OF THE OECD NETWORK ON FISCAL RELATIONS ACROSS LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

THE COUNCIL,

   Having regard to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

   Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

   Having regard to the Financial Regulations of the Organisation;

   Having regard to the Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/FINAL];

   Having regard to the creation of the Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government [C(2003)192 and its CORR1/REV1 and C/M(2003)29/PROV, Item 414], whose mandate was renewed in 2006 [C(2006)3 and C/M(2006)2/PROV, Item 17] and revised in 2010 [C(2010)135 and C/M(2010)20/PROV, Item 236];

   Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government [C(2014)117];

DECIDES:

A.   The Network on Fiscal Relations across Levels of Government (hereafter “the Network”) is renewed with the following revised mandate:

I.   Objectives

Overarching objective

1.   The Network’s overarching objective is to improve countries’ policies with regard to the fiscal relations across levels of government and sub-national public finance, both on the taxation and spending side, with a view to enhancing economic performance and well-being.

Mid-level objectives

2.   The Network’s main mid-level objectives are to:

i)   Strengthen the design of intergovernmental fiscal frameworks in Network member countries.

ii)   Achieve a better understanding of the policy factors that help underpin the successful implementation of intergovernmental public finance reforms.

iii)   Support efficiency-enhancing intergovernmental public finance reform in Network members and selected non-members of the Network.

iv)   Help Network members to assess and compare the design of intergovernmental fiscal frameworks and the effectiveness of fiscal policy.

II.    Working methods

3.   The Network will:

i)   Provide a place where officials can exchange experience and views on how to reform fiscal relations across levels of government. Network delegates will meet at least once a year.

ii)   Prepare analytical reports and develop guidelines and best practices in all areas of fiscal federalism and sub-national public finance, and monitor trends in Network member countries.

iii)   Maintain and expand the Fiscal Decentralisation Database, covering both quantitative and qualitative aspects of fiscal relations across levels of government for Network members.

III.    Collaboration

4.   The Network will continue to expand horizontal collaboration, in particular it will:

i)   Strengthen policy dialogue with selected key non-OECD economies in order to increase their awareness of and participation in Network activities.

ii)   Monitor and contribute to relevant activities carried out in other international bodies, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the Forum of Federations.

IV.    Budget

5.   The expenditure of the Network shall be charged against the appropriations authorised for it under Part II of the Budget of the Organisation.

6.   Network members shall pay assessed contributions in the form of a fixed minimum fee which is assessed annually by the Network and, unless the Network decides otherwise, adjusted to French inflation.

7.   Appropriations, for which no commitment has been entered into before the end of the Financial Year for which they were appropriated, as well as any surplus income, shall be automatically carried forward to the Budget of the Network for the ensuing year by decision of the Secretary-General, notwithstanding the provisions of Regulation 10 of the Financial Regulations of the Organisation.

B.   The mandate of the Network shall remain in force until 31 December 2018.

 

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