Thematic areas

As a key learning partner for finance officials in the region of South East Europe, we have specified four thematic priorities for our work. Our 2020 learning program includes 56 learning initiatives across our thematic priorities:

  • Accounting

    Our accounting program puts a strong emphasis on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and on helping SEE countries strengthen their accounting systems by moving to accrual-based accounting. We offer workshops program and certification program for public sector accountants. Tell me more →

  • Auditing

    Our program for internal auditors focuses on the Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC), which has been developed by the EU to guide candidate and potential candidate countries in reforming their public internal control systems, or in introducing an internal control system across their public sector to ensure good governance and protect public resources. We offer workshops program and certification program for public sector internal auditors. Tell me more →

  • Budget Preparation and Execution

    Budget preparation and execution learning program supports our constituency’s efforts in establishing sound public financial management (PFM) systems that foster flexible, efficient and output oriented management of public resources. The program promotes fiscal transparency and risks management, ensures well-functioning of medium-term budget frameworks and improves performance oriented budgetaring. Tell me more →

  • Central Banking

    The program supports our constituency’s efforts in ensuring strong and credible institutions, a developed financial and economic environment, and a sound and resilient financial system. It comprehensively encompasses the environment of central banks, taking into account its stakeholders. This way, we cover areas of financial stability and prudential supervision, developing financial markets and its infrastructure, as well as governance and functions of strategic communication and developing internal capacity. Tell me more →

  • Data and Analysis for Designing Policies

    Data and analysis for designing policies (DAP) learning program supports our constituency's efforts in enhancing policy development by enabling officials to provide high quality data and carry out analysis to support policy making. It is a cross-cutting thematic area, inviting finance officials across all public institutions, who deal with compilation and dissemination of macroeconommic statistics or/and carrying out macro/micro-economic analysis and forecasting. Tell me more →

  • Leadership for Managing Reforms

    The program is cross-cutting through all thematic areas. It encourages finance officials across different institutions to innovate, share their knowledge, and encourage colleagues to try out new or alternative approaches while mitigating the risks related to novel ideas and initiatives. We explore leadership through the prism of sound management and individuals’ efficiency, and give guidance on how to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing. Tell me more →

  • Tax Policy and Administration

    The program supports governments in collecting taxes legally due as effectively and efficiently as possible and in setting policies on what taxes to levy, in what amounts, and on whom. Many of the region’s tax administrations are introducing procedures to deliver tax compliance risk management through a framework set out in the European Commission’s Compliance Risk Management Guide for Tax Administrations as well as Fiscal Blueprints. Our work with these administrations focuses on assuring success in adopting these procedures; it largely depends on supportive policies, whose design needs to be sensitive to compliance challenges and contribute to long-term growth. Tell me more →