Wednesday 28 May 2014
May 15th and 16th 2014, representatives from Finance ministries of all EU member states and four EU candidate member states gathered together at the National Academy for Finance and Economics in The Hague. During the conference 'Public Internal Control (PIC) in the EU' they discussed developments and challenges in the area of financial management and internal audit. The conference was prepared by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Finance as represented by DG State Budget and the mentioned National Academy. Next to foreign speakers, on behalf of the mentioned DG State Budget, the Director-General Ms Hanneke Schuiling, Deputy Director-General Mr Peter van den Berg and Senior Expert Mr Martin Dees addressed the audience with presentations. Read more
Monday 16 December 2013
Through the Matra South programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting activities that stimulate the democratic transition in the Arab region and strengthen relations between the Netherlands and recipient countries. The Netherlands invited young civil servants with between 5 and 8 years’ relevant experience from Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to attend a training course on Public Finance Management. The course covered subjects that contribute to democratisation and the development of the rule of law. It also aimed to strengthen participants’ ties with the Netherlands and the Dutch government, and to strengthen knowledge and understanding of Dutch policy. Read more
Tuesday 16 July 2013
In July 2013 participants from 9 countries visited The Hague for our Summercourse 2013 In the week of 8-12 July 2013 35 participants from 9 countries, aged on average a few months over 31 years, visited sunny The Hague for our Summercourse 2013. This course was financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. Countries represented were Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro and Ukraine, all supporting members of the Netherlands Constituency in either IMF, World Bank or EBRD. Read more
Thursday 6 September 2012
On 3 July 2012 the participants of the course Public Finance Management course were warmly welcomed at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague. The 35 participants came from many different places, some far afield. To sum up in alphabetical order Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro and Ukraine. Read more




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The National Academy is a training institute with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Public Finance, Audit and Economics. All Dutch ministries make use of the range of practice orientated courses offered by the National Academy. The National Academy is part of the Budget Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Finance. Its main clients (Financial Economic Affairs Directorate and Internal Audit Directorate of the line ministries) are represented in the Client Council. The courses offered by the National Academy for Finance and Economics are up-to-date and practice orientated. Nearly all course lecturers have a full time job in the field of public finance within central government. They are familiar with the course material on the basis of their daily work.

The knowledge and experiences brought together in these courses is also available for foreign ministries of Finance. As of 2001, the Dutch Ministry of Finance has received a growing number of requests to assist mainly ministries of Finance in other countries introducting and implementing reforms in public finances. In view of the international recognition of the Dutch public finance system as “best practice” (OECD 2001; IMF 2006) and taking into account a clear Dutch interest, the Dutch Ministry of Finance is favourably disposed towards such requests. In response to these requests, the services offered may vary case by case, according to the needs. Of course, in meeting requests of the sort our capacity is limited and we therefore have to prioritize.

The National Academy operates on the basis of cost effectiveness. This implies that we are output financed, the funding generally provided for by EU (e.g. twinning-projetcts, Taiex), by Dutch organisations (e.g. ministry of Foreign Affairs) or by applying countries themselves.

The next pages inform you on the countries we work with, the kind of services we offer and on how these services are delivered. A specialty is the summercourse that we have organized each year as of 2007. Scrolling through the pages you will find a list of performed projects and programs of executed summercourses. Key documents (e.g. policy papers, regulations) are available under downloads.

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