Playing the role of a thematic knowledge hub for South East Europe


Coordinators

Participants to the 2014 Meeting of the CEF Coordinators and Other Key Liaison Officers and the Meeting of the CEF Advisory Board Members

At the 2014 Meeting of the CEF Coordinators and Other Key Liaison Officers and the Meeting of our Advisory Board Members, we shared our understanding of how we play the role of a thematic knowledge hub in public financial management and central banking in South East Europe.

We explained how we CAPTURE reform needs in the region. We reminded our partners what they identified as crucial reform efforts in public financial management and central banking at the 2012 Meeting of Coordinators in Istanbul, Turkey. We also invited our partners to help us capture the future reform needs for our post-2015 capacity development agenda. Senior experts from the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department joined us through the video conference to share our joint endeavors to reform public financial management and revenue administration systems in the region through both IMF technical assistance and CEF trainings.

Gerd Schwartz, Brian Olden, and Juan Toro from the IMF joined the CEF meetings through the videoconference.

Gerd Schwartz, Brian Olden, and Juan Toro from the IMF joined the CEF meetings through the videoconference.

Based on the presentation of what the Coordinators identified as crucial reform efforts in public financial management and central banking at the 2012 Meeting of Coordinators in Istanbul, we showcased how we PACKAGE partners’ capacity development needs into different learning activities, projects, and programs. For this purpose we organized the CEF knowledge fair.

Our partners SHARED their reform efforts in the region with each other and CEF donors and partners. We also invited Professor Matt Andrews from Harvard University to express his views on the role of nontechnical factors influencing success in reform processes.

To learn more about the 2014 Meeting of the CEF Coordinators and Other Key Liaison Officers, see the short video below.

 

 


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About Urška Zrinski

Urška loves learning. She passionately believes in its transformative role: in facilitating ways to do things better, different or even as a way of confirming that what is currently being practiced works well. In her work with financial management officials in South East Europe for a decade she has sought to capture their knowledge and experiences, through packaging this knowledge in the form of workshops, conferences, e-learning courses, study visits, reports, and research. She is particularly interested in the design of learning events and how best to facilitate them to meet their learning objectives. She has also been the main driver behind CEF efforts to measure and report the impact of its learning activities. She holds a PhD from the University of Ljubljana, and an MA from King’s College London, University of London. Her research focuses on international development cooperation effectiveness, cooperation modalities, and quality and use of public financial management systems.

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