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Title Greening public budgets in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Published Paris : OECD, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (142 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Foreword -- Executive Summary -- Setting the scene -- The regional and international context -- Public environmental expenditure trends -- Budget planning and management practices -- Budget planning and management practices in the environmental sector -- Major findings and recommendations -- Armenia -- Azerbaijan -- Belarus -- Georgia -- Kazakhstan -- Kyrgyz Republic -- Moldova -- Russian Federation -- Ukraine -- Uzbekistan -- Country references
Summary Over the last two decades, the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) have undergone significant political and economic reforms. As part of this reform agenda, they have started modernising their public administrations and expenditure management practices, bringing them closer to international standards. However, the recent global financial and economic crisis revealed a multitude of remaining structural weaknesses in the public financial systems of these countries that badly affected their economic performance. While this crisis is a real challenge, it also provides an opportunity for the EECCA governments to speed up the implementation of public finance reforms (PFRs) in order to provide a healthier basis for further development. This report aims to help EECCA environmental administrations to harness the potential benefits of on-going PFRs; particularly the shift to multi-year budgeting, stability of funding, and, ultimately, a more effective use of public money. More specifically, the extent to which the environmental sector is integrated into medium-term budgetary processes is analysed. On this basis, the opportunities for, and limits to, achieving financial sustainability of public environmental programmes are identified. The analysis is based on a regional survey of 10 EECCA countries that involved both ministries of environment and finance
Notes Title from PDF title page (OECD iLibrary, viewed Aug. 21, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Environmental policy -- Economic aspects -- Asia, Central.
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects -- Caucasus.
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Asia, Central -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Caucasus -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Europe, Eastern -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Form Electronic book
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
ISBN 9264118284 (print)
9264118330 (pdf)
9789264118287 (print)
9789264118331 (pdf)