Create An Event

Use this page to create a new event on the e-PBO portal.

  • Please only create events that are of interest to the GN-PBO community.
  • Please read the instructions below by expanding the blue box below before clicking on 'Create new event'.
  • If you need assistance, please email
Creating an Event - Instructions
  1. It is recommended to first write the event details in a Word document.
  2. Make sure you have everything you need, listed below:
    • Title of the event
    • Start and end date of the event
    • 'Abstract' (normally just the first two sentences of the content)
    • Content (this is the details of the event)
  3. Click the 'Create new event' button on top of the event listings, below.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, fill out the following fields:
    • Short Name: Enter the title of the event, but replace any spaces with an underscore ( _ ), so 'Example Event' should be written as 'Example_Event'.
    • Title: Enter the title of the event. Try to keep it short.
    • Repeat Event and All Day Event: Complete accordingly. If you uncheck 'All Day Event', you will be prompted to insert the start and end time of the event.
    • Start and End date and time: Complete accordingly.
    • Abstract: Copy and paste the first two lines from your blog post, or write a short description of the blog post, here. Do not worry about formatting.
    • Content: Copy and paste your blog post here. It should ideally be between 300 and 800 words. Do not worry about formatting.
    • Event Authors and Attendees: You can select more than one person by holding down the shift key. This is optional, so please feel free to leave it blank.
    • Categories: Select the most accurate category.
    • Status: Leave it set to 'Active'.
    • Publishing Status: Leave it set to 'Always Published'.
    • Is This Event Visible: Leave it set to 'Visible for everyone'.
  5. Click 'Save'. Your event will now be live on the 'View Events' page and in the calendar at the bottom of the sidebar on the left of every page. All members will receive an email notification within an hour alerting them to the new event.
  6. To send out an announcement to the community so that everyone receives an email alerting them to the new event, please go to the Send Out An Announcement page and follow the instructions. Please note that members will only be notified of the event if you send an announcement about it, as they won't be automatically notified after you create a new event. Please make sure to link to your new event in your announcement.

2018 Annual Assembly

The 2018 GN-PBO Annual Assembly at the University of Ottawa, Canada, from June 18 to 21.

2017 Annual Assembly

The 2017 GN-PBO Annual Assembly was held at the University of Ottawa, Canada, from June 5 to 7.

Webinar: Gender Budgeting and Impact Analysis

Title: "Gender Budgeting and Impact Analysis" / Presenters: Armine Yalnizyan (Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Helmut Berger (Head, Parliamentary Budget Office, Parliament of Austria), and Kristina Fuchs (Deputy Head, Parliamentary Budget Office, Parliament of Austria)

9th Annual OECD PBO Network Meeting

The OECD held its 9th annual PBO Network Meeting at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, UK, from April 6-7, 2017.

Webinar: Overview of Tax Revenue Forecasting

Title: "Overview of Tax Revenue Forecasting" / Presenter: Rajul Awasthi, Senior Public Sector Specialist, Public Sector Governance, World Bank

2016 Annual Assembly

The 2016 Annual Assembly will be held at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C. from June 7 to 10.

2015 Working Group on Budget Analysis - Meeting 2

The second 2015 Working Group on Budget Analysis meeting took place in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2016.

Webinar: Debt Sustainability Analysis

Title: "Debt Sustainability Analysis" / Presenter: Elliot Riordan, Senior Economist, Macro Economics and Fiscal Management, World Bank

Webinar: Assessment of Tax Administration

Title: "Assessment of Tax Administration" / Presenter: Jason Jacques, Director of Fiscal Analysis, Canadian Parliamentary Budget Office

2016 PBO Course (Facilitated) Begins

The 2016 Parliamentary Budget Officer (Facilitated) course begins on March 1, 2016 and ends on April 17, 2016.