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24/10/2017

Underlying Risks to Sustainable Public Finances

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Finland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden have co-operated in a parallel audit on underlying risks to sustainable public finances. The project was endorsed by the Contact Committee at its meeting in June 2015 and the Swedish National Audit Office has chaired the group. The aim of the parallel audit was to draw attention to risks to sustainable public finances and to audit how governments deal with such issues within three similar processes involving recommendations from international organisations. This audit is based on reviews of countryspecific reports and recommendations from the European Union (EU), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued in the period 2011–2015, (the audited period). The participating SAIs have mapped the various recommendations to their respective country as well as the government responses to these recommendations. They have furthermore audited the public availability of the recommendations at national level as well as national follow-up procedures. A number of SAIs have moreover assessed the effectiveness of government measures.
English Underlying Risks to Sustainable Public Finances 899 KB |  

19/01/2017

Status Outline - October 2016

Status Outline of EU SAI Contact Committee Activities - October 2016
English Status Outline - October 2016 114 KB |  

13/01/2016

Final report on the Analysis of (types of) errors in EU and national public procurement within the Structural Funds programmes

The Working Group carried out the parallel audit in order to understand why detected errors in Structural Funds are often associated with public procurement rules. The findings show that ‘lack of knowledge’ is the most common reason for errors in public procurement, followed by ‘interpretation difficulties’. The participating SAIs concentrated on the errors reported by national authorities and SAIs. They assessed the national applications of the relevant COCOF guidelines and scrutinised national systems aimed at detecting and preventing errors in public procurement procedures. Furthermore, they analysed the types and causes of errors and identified similarities and differences across the Member States.
English Final report on the Analysis of (types of) errors in EU and national public procurement within the Structural Funds programmes 814 KB |  


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