From July 27 to August 2, employees of the Budget Process Organization Department of the RA Ministry of Finance (MoF) were on a working visit to the Russian Federation (RF). During the visit, meetings were held with the representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the RF, the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Moscow Region of the RF and the Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the RF.
During the working visit, a number of important issues were discussed with the Russian partners regarding the results of the joint works, their progress and further steps. Besides, seminar-discussions on budget transparency and proactive/participatory budgeting of the Ministry of Finance of the RF, budget process organization, experience in increasing the efficiency of budget expenditures and program implementation, as well as Dashboards & ActionableBI. "Electronic budget" system of the RF were organized.
Emphasizing the need to exchange experience in the field, representatives of the RA MoF had meetings with the heads of the budget methodology and financial accountability, program-targeted planning and efficiency department of the Ministry of Finance of the RF, three deputies of the Minister of Finance and Economy of Moscow Region of the RF, and heads of relevant departments.
At the end of the working visit, a number of discussed practical issues were summarized, as well as the continuity of similar meetings aimed at exchanging experience between the representatives of the policy implementing bodies within the budget process in both countries was emphasized.