Central government administration is growing, despite efficiency improvement efforts
The Government has taken measures to improve administrative efficiency at central government agencies. However, the Swedish National Audit Office’s (Swedish NAO) audit shows that the measures have only had limited effect, and that the Government should intensify its work – for example by enabling increased coordination.
Continued partnership between the supreme audit institutions of Sweden and Moldova
Auditor General of Sweden and the President of the Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova have signed an agreement on continued cooperation. The aim is to strengthen the Court of Accounts’ ability to work in compliance with international principles and standards.
Major deficiencies in how the State ensures access to veterinary services
The State is responsible for ensuring that there are veterinary services throughout Sweden. The Swedish National Audit Office's (Swedish NAO) audit reveals major deficiencies in governance of these activities, and that the Swedish Board of Agriculture does not ensure competition on similar terms.
Poor results of the Government’s efforts to expand higher education in shortage occupations
The Government’s extensive efforts to expand higher education programmes in certain shortage occupations have not yielded the desired results. One explanation is that the problem has been a lack of applicants rather than the number of places HEIs provide in different programmes. The Swedish National Audit Office (Swedish NAO) recommends that the Government significantly improves preparation of similar initiatives.