Global Government Finance Summit
5-6 June 2024 – Dublin Castle, Ireland

The Global Government Finance Summit is a unique event that each year brings together Permanent Secretary-level civil servants from finance ministries around the world. Delegates discuss their domestic financial and regulatory challenges; issues facing governments around the globe. Exploring potential solutions, senior level participants take advantage of this confidential and informal space to share their experiences, concerns and opportunities.


About the event

“This was an unprecedented event. There are a lot of international fora but what’s valuable about this event is that it focuses on public sector fiscal and public service reform and broader issues in an informal setting, where there can be a genuine dialogue as opposed to lots of formal speeches.

This event brought people together from emerging as well as developed economies – people from Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe; it was very positive.”

Lord Nicholas Macpherson, former permanent secretary of the UK Treasury 2005 – 2016

Launched in 2015, the inaugural event was hosted by Peter Ong, then Head of Civil Service and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in Singapore, and attracted the heads of finance ministries across four continents.

In 2017, the summit was hosted in the United Kingdom by Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury. In 2018, the summit was staged in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Finance and in 2019 held in Paris, hosted by the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. 

Whilst governments around the world adopted essential strategies to respond to the global pandemic, it was important that these beneficial discussions continued to take place, therefore in 2020 and 2021 the Global Government Finance Summit was held online as a virtual event.

In 2022, the Ministry of Finance in Estonia kindly hosted the event in Tallinn, and we were honoured that the General Treasury of Morocco hosted the event in Rabat in 2023. We are delighted that the Ministry of Finance in Ireland will be hosting the 2024 event in Dublin.

This unique, informal and valuable summit each year attracts heads of finance ministries from around the world, including countries such as: Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Kuwait, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom.

Organised by

Global Government Forum

Hosted by

Department of Finance, Ireland


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