In order to give the enterprises with a public policy mandate better prerequisites to create public utility, the Government must improve its corporate governance. The Government should also improve the monitoring and reporting of how well the enterprises fulfil their assignment, and highlight conflicts between policy assignments and financial yield.
Matching between jobseekers and vacancies has steadily deteriorated in recent years. The Swedish National Audit Office can now show that the method used to analyse the reasons for these developments has not been appropriate. This in turn risks leading to incorrect conclusions about the measures that should have priority.
The impact assessments for the Government’s migration policy bills have been deficient, according to the Swedish National Audit Office’s audit. For example, there were no economic analyses, credible estimates of the number of asylum seekers or descriptions of how the draft bills impact people, agencies, municipalities and county councils.
Rules for parental benefits for self-employed persons are complicated, which places great demands on the Swedish Social Insurance Agency’s communication. Despite this, the audit by the Swedish National Audit Office indicates that there are good conditions in place for fair and equivalent processing.