The Twinning Project consists of six components, including six study visits.

Component 1 – Improving the Legal Framework

This component aims to improve the Turkish legal framework by reviewing national legislation and relevant international legislation. Proposals will be formulated to upgrade legislation and practices to new standards as concerns government accounts transparency and public finance statistics, including compliance with GFSM 2014 (IMF Government Finance Statistics Manual) and ESA2010 (European system of national and regional accounts).

Component 2 – Implementation of the Data Mining Method

Aiming at supporting the implementation of datawarehousing, transferring know-how on data mining methods as well as improving data quality, this component will enable DGPA to design a data mining platform. The platform is meant to analyse detailed financial data, to transform available data into meaningful and useful information, to operate data quality assessments and data cleaning procedures, and, eventually, to run data mining applications.

Component 3 – Establishment of Early Warning and Decision Support System

This component puts into practice some of the features identified in Component 4 as concerns performance indicators available at the individual institutional unit level. The aim is to compose a dashboard to assess the financial situation of administrative units, useful for forecasting and calculation of performance benchmarks. This component will also look into EU early warning systems at the macro level, such as the European Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure.

Component 4 – Improving the Public Financial Analysis Techniques

This component aims to improve public financial analysis techniques drawing on European Union country practices as concerns the production of consolidated public finance statistics and individual institutional data. The component also intends to improve the institutional capacity by increasing staff knowledge of accounting and financial analysis techniques, including the ESA2010 standard, and by producing guidelines on public financial analysis techniques, including the definition of financial stability and other indicators used to assess the performance of individual institutional units.

Component 5 – Citizens Budget

Financial data provided by governments are not always easily understood by the general public for various reasons. In most cases they are presented in a highly technical way, according to aggregates and categories relevant to the administrations operations but not to the citizens main interests. This component aims to design a standard template for a Citizens’ Budget Report taking into consideration some practices in European countries, as well as relevant IMF, OECD and EU recommendations and transparency regulations.

Component 6 – Harmonization and Standards

The component aims to transfer practical skills to upgrade data dissemination standards to EU standards and best practices, including the establishment of metadata repositories and features allowing the system to reach a broader public and to better serve the users of statistics.