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NPC, WFD and the World Bank organise a regional parliamentary conference in Belgrade

September 9-10 2016

NPC in cooperation with WFD, the World Bank and the PEFA Secretariat on 9-10 September organised a regional parliamentary conference in Belgrade. A total of 40 participants: 21 MPs, 8 parliamentary staff, 4 government representatives and 7 WFD, World Bank, PBO participants attended the event. During the event the MPs were provided with a more detailed insight into the revised PEFA methodology and the different PEFA indicators relevant for Western Balkan parliaments.

Participants concluded and acknowledged that through implementing the activities that are required to achieve better scores on PEFA indicators, they can contribute to the quality of the work of parliaments on financial oversight and that is something of interest to the NPC participating parliaments and committees. They also agreed that it is necessary that parliaments, governments and independent bodies such as state audit institutions, cooperate in order to achieve more effective financial oversight.