Date & Time:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
8:00 - 9:30 AM EST
Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), OGP Support Unit, OGP Networking Mechanism (Global Integrity), and the World Bank Institute (WBI)
To JOIN the session on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:00 am EST, please use this link http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/ogpweb/
to login 5 minutes before the Webinar is scheduled to start.
Introducing the Fiscal Openness Working Group
This webinar aims to further the understanding of fiscal transparency issues and activities in the context of the Open Government Partnership. The session will introduce the work of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), the concept of OGP Working Groups, and the framework for the OGP-GIFT Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG). Following this, there will be a presentation of Brazil's action plan commitments on fiscal transparency.
Since a significant feature of the OGP Working Groups is peer learning and exchanges, during the course of the webinar, participants will have opportunity to ask questions about putting fiscal openness into practice and the availability of resources to support these commitments.
The FOWG will:
1. Provide a platform for peer-to-peer sharing and learning among OGP members on Fiscal Openness
2. Offer OGP members efficient and coordinated access to good practices, tools, assessments, and technical expertise on Fiscal Openness
3. Support OGP governments/members to develop and implement more ambitious Fiscal Openness goals and good practices
4. Motivate additional governments to become champions and models of Fiscal Openness.
The Open Government Partnership Webinars is an initiative of the OGP Networking Mechanism to encourage peer learning and knowledge sharing on critical open government issues among civil society, government, and private sector participants.
To JOIN the session on July 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST, please use this link to login 5 minutes before the Webinar is scheduled to start: http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/ogpweb/