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    Treasury Community of Practice Workshop Istanbul, Turkey 25-26 February 2008

    Agenda

    Time Activity Speakers Notes Day One (Monday, Feb 25)

    Welcome

    8:30 Registration

    1. Opening remarks, ; Welcome address by Mr Ronald E. Myers, 9:00 Mr Myers : 5 min

    introductions (ECSPE Sector Manager, World Bank)

    a. Welcome address ; Opening remarks by Mr Ömer Duman, Mr Duman : 5 min b. Opening remarks General Director, GDPA, MoF, Turkey c. Introduction ; Introduction by COP Leadership Group: Saidbek + Anila : 10 min d. Information about Saidbek M. Zulpuev (Head of Treasury, logistical Kyrgyz Rep) and arrangements Anila Cili (Treasury Director, Albania) Urska : 5 min ; Logistical address by: Urška Zrinski,

    Center of Excellence in Finance, Slovenia

    9:30 2. Community-building

    a. Ice-breaker who Facilitators: Given the significant elapsed period since the last Treasury

    is here? CoP workshop (the last one was in June 2006), we need to ; Mr Saidbek M. Zulpuev

    re-establish the credibility of the CoP. Also, need to make b. Revisit and confirm ; Ms Anila Cili sure that CoP members are familiar with opportunities and PEMPAL and ; Mr Ranjan Ganguli (Financial Management technology available under PEMPAL. Treasury COP Consultant, World Bank) objectives and We will need to have computers available so that users can ; Ms Elena Nikulina (Sr. Economist, World modalities link to the PEMPAL and Treasury CoP website and browse Bank) the website and discussion threads during the workshop. c. Review Treasury ; Mr Cem Dener (Sr. Public Sector Mgmt. COP activities since Specialist - Informatics, World Bank) last workshop and Saidbek + Anila : 20 min (a quick introduction of all compare to agreed participants)

    action. Elena : 5 min (objectives)

    d. Review and confirm Cem : 5 min (Treasury CoP activities) workshop agenda Ranjan : 10 min (agenda) e. Breakout (including Breakout : 20 min over break) to look

    at PEMPAL website

    10:30 Break

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    Time Activity Speakers Notes

    Accounting reform

    Ukraine, Kyrgyz, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova 11:00 3. Setting the scene Facilitators: 5 min

    expressed the strongest interest in accruals-based Saidbek M. Zulpuev and Elena Nikulina

    accounting. They will set the scene by discussing what Discussants: 15 min (5 min each) they are looking for from a discussion of accruals-based ; Ms Olena O. Chechulina, Deputy Head of accounting. The workshop agenda is predicated on the STU, Ukraine feedback received that the main sub-topics of interest to ; Mr Joni Babilodze, Head of Treasury, the participants are: Georgia ; The rationale for accruals-based accounting (the value-; Ms Angela Voronin, Director of Central added of accruals-based accounting). Treasury, Moldova ; How to manage the transition to accruals-based Q & A : 30 min accounting

    o Which institutions are involved?

    o What is the sequencing (within and in a broader

    PFM reform context)? Consider especially the

    relationship with budget and Treasury reforms.

    o Adopting national standards that converge to

    international standards or “big bang”

    o Human capacity constraints

    o System constraints software, hardware

    o “Going live” issues

    ; The relationships between accounting, budget reporting

    and GFS reporting specifically focusing on budget and

    accounting classification systems & charts of accounts. 4. The value-added of 11:50 Facilitators: Andreas will:

    IPSAS Anila Cili and Ranjan Ganguli ; discuss why IPSASs are formulated, what is the role

    and modus operandi of IFAC and the IPSAS board, Presenter: 15 min

    how IPSASs are formulated, how many countries ; Professor Andreas Bergmann, Director, have adopted IPSASs, benefits of accruals-based Institute of Public Management at the accounting over cash-based, the extent to which Zurich University of Applied Sciences and IPSASs have been directly adopted as opposed to IPSAS Board member national versions of IPSASs, the process by which Q & A : 25 min IPSASs or national versions are adopted and the institutions involved, average implementation

    timeframes, constraints and issues and strategies

    to overcome those constraints and issues

    ; discuss the REPF IPSAS value-added toolkit

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    Time Activity Speakers Notes 12:30 Lunch

    5. Implementation Peter will share the experience of Slovakia in implementing 14:00 Facilitators: 5 min

    experience accruals-based accounting reform. Saidbek M. Zulpuev and Elena Nikulina

    Mr Lufi will share the experience of Kosovo in Presenters: 30 min (15 min each)

    implementing cash-based IPSAS. ; Mr Peter Ivanek, Head of Consolidation

     Dept, State Rep Sect, MoF, Slovak Rep.

     ; Mr Zilif Lufi, Treasury, Ministry of Finance

    and Economy, Kosovo

    Q & A : 35 min

    15:10 Break

    6. Specific Mark will discuss the purpose, issues to consider in the 15:40 Facilitators: 5 min

    implementation development of and relationships between various Anila Cili and Cem Dener

    issues classifications (budget classifications, accounting charts of Presenters: 45 min (15 min each) accounts and GFS). He will also discuss the relationship ; Mr Mark Silins, Financial Management between and sequencing of budget reform and accounting Consultant reform. Finally, Mark will touch on systems issues ; Ms Elena Volodina, Budget Accounting and including the relationship between budget, treasury and Reporting of the Federal Treasury, Russian accounting systems. Federation Elena will share the Russian experience of developing a ; Mr Haydar Kulaksız, MoF GDPA, Turkey chart of accounts supportive of accounting reform.

    Q & A : 45 min Haydar will share several practical real life examples of

    implementing accounting reform including specific

    reference to the Turkish budget execution and accounting

    system, say2000i.

    7. Review of accounting Consider whether this session on accounting reform has 17.15 Facilitators: 15 min

    reform section of addressed what people were expecting and where people Saidbek M. Zulpuev and Elena Nikulina

    workshop would like to go from now on this issue e.g. activities between this workshop and the next, issues for

    consideration for the next workshop. Community design

    Discuss expectations: of COP, of each other, of leadership 17:30 8. Reflection on the day Facilitators: 15 min

    a. What issues are emerging? team, of workshop, of website. Saidbek M. Zulpuev, Anila Cili, Ranjan b. How is the process so far? Ganguli, Elena Nikulina and Cem Dener

    c. Need permanent Group Discussion : 30 min Leadership Team

    18:15 Break

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    Time Activity Speakers Notes 20:00 9. Social activity: Urška Zrinski

    guided sight-seeing tour / group dinner

    Day Two (Tuesday, Feb 26)

    Community design

    Encourage COP to consider permanent Leadership Team 9:00 10. Regrouping reflection Facilitators: 15 min

    (including how and when we should select this team and a. Any ideas overnight? Anila Cili and Elena Nikulina

    what should be their TOR) and perhaps mini teams around important Treasury themes e.g. accounting reform,

    Treasury Single Account, IFMIS. Treasury Single Account

    Albania, Kyrgyz Republic, Kosovo, Tajikistan and 9:15 11. Setting the scene Facilitators: 5 min

    Uzbekistan were among the delegations who expressed the Anila Cili and Ranjan Ganguli

    strongest interest in Treasury Single Accounts. They will Discussants: 15 min (5 min each) set the scene by discussing what they are looking for from ; Mr Rakhmatullo Khakimov, First Deputy a discussion of TSA. The workshop agenda is predicated on Director of Central Treasury, Tajikistan the feedback received that the main sub-topics of interest ; Mr Zilif Lufi, Kosovo to the participants are:

    ; Mr Abdukhalil Rashidov, Uzbekistan ; The rationale for a TSA

     ; What is a TSA?

    Q & A : 25 min ; Transitioning to TSA

    ; The relationship between and different responsibilities

    of Treasury and the Central Bank in the mgmt of TSA.

    12. Implementation The IMF is a great advocate and supporter of TSAs. Eivind 10:00 Facilitators:

    experience will give a definition of a TSA, why TSAs are a good thing, Saidbek M. Zulpuev and Elena Nikulina

    whether and under what circumstances non-TSA accounts Presenters: 45 min (15 min each) might be acceptable, as well as examples of benefits, ; Mr Eivind Tandberg, Public Financial Mgmt costs, successes and failures Adviser, South East Europe, IMF Georgia has had a fully functional TSA in place since ; Mr Joni Babilodze, Head of Treasury, January 2006. Joni will share the Georgian experience of Georgia implementation and costs and benfits. ; Mr Mark Silins, Financial Management Mark will share his experience on this subject from his Consultant. work in several PEMPAL countries with a particular focus Q & A : 30 min on systems issues to implement TSA. 11:15 Break

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    Time Activity Speakers Notes Cash management

    13. Presentations and Three countries (Albania, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic) 11:45 Facilitators: 5 min

    panel discussions on expressed an interest in learning more about cash Saidbek M. Zulpuev and Elena Nikulina

    cash management planning. Given the workshop time constraints, we will use Discussants: 10 min (5 min each) the workshop to discuss what people would like to consider ; Ms Anila Cili, Head of Treasury, Ministry of in more detail in future workshops. Hence we would invite Finance, Albania representatives from these three countries to discuss their ; Ms Dinara Bayasheva, MoF, Kazakhstan issues, the IMF (Eivind) will make a presentation on cash

    Presenter: 15 min management and will try to seek consensus from PEMPAL

    ; Mr Eivind Tandberg, Public Financial Mgmt participants on how to address them for the next PEMPAL

    Adviser, South East Europe, IMF workshop.

    Q & A : 45 min

    13:00 Lunch

    e-Treasury

    14. Treasury/IFMIS 14:30 Presenter: 10 min To provide an update on the IFMIS benchmarking tool

    Benchmarking Cem Dener

    Q & A : 20 min

    15. e-Treasury Moldova and Georgia have made progress in implementing 15.00 Facilitators: 5 min

    implementation e-Treasury solutions. All three speakers will be Anila Cili and Cem Dener

    experience encouraged to speak to the issues identified prior to the Presenters: 45 min (15 min each) workshop as being of particular interest to COP members: ; Mr Alexandr Prohnitchi, Deputy Director or ; agreement on what e-treasury means Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Moldova

    ; the relationship between Treasury and spending units ; Mr Joni Babilodze, Head of Treasury, especially regarding the transfer of documents to Georgia Treasury ; Mr Mark Silins, Financial Management ; electronic signatures Consultant

    ; electronic payments Q & A : 40 min

    16.30 Break

    Community design

    16. Reflection on the Need to agree upon interest in maintaining the Treasury 17:00 Facilitators: 15 min

    workshop COP, processes and activities to the next workshop, a Saidbek M. Zulpuev, Anila Cili, Ranjan a. What issues are emerging? leadership team and thematic groups, as well as timing Ganguli, Elena Nikulina and Cem Dener b. Need permanent and location of next workshop Group Discussion: 45 min Leadership Team

    c. How to take things forward

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Time Activity Speakers Notes

    18:00 Break

    Urška Zrinski 20:00 17. Social activity:

    guided sight-seeing tour / group dinner

    Day Three (Wednesday, Feb 27) PEMPAL Plenary - ‘Monitoring and Evaluating (M&E) Public Finance Systems’

Day Four (Thursday, Feb 28)

    Joint CoP Leadership Permanent leadership teams will discuss possible activities 9:00 Participants: 120 min

    Group Meeting in 2008 and allocation of available resources. Treasury CoP :

    a. Permanent Saidbek M. Zulpuev, Anila Cili, and other

    Leadership Teams of members of the TCoP permanent

    all CoPs will meet leadership team

    b. 2008 combined

    Action Plan and

    budget discussion

    11:00 Closure

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