Despite being prioritised by the Government and Sida, collaboration between humanitarian aid and long-term development cooperation has not been given sufficient prerequisites to succeed. This limits the possibilities for effective use of Swedish aid resources, according to the Swedish National Audit Office.
To counteract unfair gender pay differences, all employers must carry out equal pay surveys. A Swedish National Audit Office audit shows that the legislative requirements can only affect pay differences to a minor extent, particularly among small employers.
The speaker of the Armenian Parliament, Mr Ararat Mirzoyan, is on an official visit to Sweden. As part of the visit, the Speaker together with a delegation consisting of members of the Armenian parliament and Armenia’s ambassador to Sweden, had a meeting with the Auditors General, Ms Helena Lindberg and Mr Stefan Lundgren.
Government agencies will sometimes make purchases from companies with ties to the agency’s employees or their relatives – at times with very large sums involved. These purchases can be completely legitimate, but they can also entail a risk of corruption and other irregularities. The Swedish National Audit Office (NAO) has examined the scope and management of related-party transactions.