The Speaker met Mr. Mark Dembowicz- Head of strategy, operations and communications unit, Mr. Jon Riley – Head of Tax and fiscal forecasts unit and Mr. Tom Pybus – Head of Macroeconomic forecasts unit from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) UK.
Mr. Usupashvili thanked the expert team, who are currently working on the improvements of the efficiency of Parliamentary Budget Office’s activities. The Speaker reiterated the significance of Parliamentary Budget Office in overall parliamentary oversight and paid attention to the working of the visited experts in the matter of improving communication and reports. Mr. Usupashvili hopes for the productive and long-term partnership between the OBR and the Parliamentary Budget Office.
The strategic partnership between the parliamentary budget office and the OBR UK is supported by the Good Governance Fund (GGF), which aims to support 5 countries from Eastern Europe in the process of reforms. In Georgia, the project is implemented by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC) and Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG).