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Metagovernance for Sustainability
Published: April 24, 2019

Louis Meuleman (Leuven University, Member of United Nations Committee of the Experts on Public Administration - CEPA, European Commission) held a lecture on the topic of Metagovernance for Sustainability - A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals on 24 April 2019 in the Institute of Public Finance.

The lecturer highlighted the governance challenges related to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using the concept of metagovernance (governance of governance styles). Taking into account the specificities of societal factors such as different values and traditions in different countries, successful decision makers do not stick to one governance approach; they think beyond the governance style that their organization or culture may be used to. Thus, he showed how hierarchical, network and market governance styles can be combined and how governance failure can be prevented or dealt with.
 

 
Global Economic Downturn and the Dollar Exchange Rate
Published: April 17, 2019

Dubravko Mihaljek, Head of Operations at the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, held a lecture on the topic of Global Economic Downturn and the Dollar Exchange Rate on 17 April 2019 in the Institute of Public Finance.

The lecturer emphasized that in April 2018 indicators began to point to the slowdown in industrial production growth worldwide, which in the first three months of 2019 further deepened. However, service activities and employment continue to generate significant growth. Large and relatively closed economies continue to grow well, while small and open are beginning to slow down. The slowdown in industrial production coincides with the strengthening of the effective exchange rate of the dollar. Thus, he clarified the interaction between the trade and financial spheres of globalization and questioned the possibility of their separate development as it has been assumed in the last half century.

 
 

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Public Sector Economics Conference
 
The Institute of Public Finance and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are organizing international conference Public Sector Economics 2019 – Wealth and property taxation: where do we stand? on 24 October 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia. Detailed information is available at the conference web site.
 

Local budget transparency
 
On 2nd July 2018 the Institute of Public Finance presented the results of the fifth cycle of budget transparency research in Croatian local government units (counties, cities and municipalities).

To make the results more accessible and easier to read, the Institute published an interactive map that shows the status of each local government unit.
 

Newsletter
 
In the Newsletter entitled Budget outturns of Croatian municipalities, cities and counties for 2017, Katarina Ott, Mihaela Bronić and Branko Stanić are presenting the basic data on the budget outturns of all Croatian local government units for 2017, i.e. revenues and expenditures, surpluses or deficits (per capita and in total). The tables additionally provided in the Excel format, allow all interested parties to get acquainted with the fiscal condition of all local government units in 2017 and make relevant comparisons with the situation in 2016, 2015 and 2014.
 

 
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