International Seminar on Strengthening Public Investment and Managing Fiscal Risks from Public-Private PartnershipsInternational Monetary Fund; Hungarian Ministry of Finance; International Center for Economic Growth—European Center
Budapest, Hungary; March 7–8, 2007
This high-level two-day seminar will look at key issues related to strengthening public investment and managing fiscal risks from public-private partnerships (PPPs). The first part of the seminar will be devoted to taking stock of the current macroeconomic and institutional setting for public investment, the fiscal and budget frameworks in which public investment decisions are made, and the role of pre- and post-accession European Union (EU) support instruments in this context. The seminar will then focus on the role of PPPs in developing public infrastructure, discuss institutional requirements for managing fiscal risks from PPPs, review fiscal accounting and reporting issues, and reflect on the experiences from different countries.
The seminar is targeted at high-level public officials from the new member states of the EU, selected old member states that have some experience with PPPs, and selected European countries that are not EU members. Representatives from various international organizations and academia will also participate. The seminar is by invitation only.
The seminar is organized jointly by the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, the Hungarian Ministry of Finance (HMOF), and the International Center for Economic Growth—European Center (ICEG-EC). It will be hosted in the conference facility (József Antall Hall) of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), which is located at Szabadság tér 8-9 in downtown Budapest. The seminar hotel, located at Roosevelt tér 2, is in walking distance from the conference facility. The conference dinner on March 7 will be held in the Club of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, which is located at Roosevelt tér 9, close to the seminar hotel. The seminar language will be English (no translation services will be available).
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