Large and systematic cost increases in government infrastructure investments
The Swedish Transport Administration systematically underestimates the costs of new infrastructure. However, despite the fact that the cost increases are very large, the Government rarely reconsiders its investment decisions, and neither the Government nor the Swedish Transport Administration report on how much costs change, according to an audit by the Swedish National Audit Office (Swedish NAO).
Energy performance certificates for single-family houses continue to be ineffective
The energy performance certificate system was to lead to energy-efficient buildings. The Swedish National Audit Office (Swedish NAO) audit shows that it has had only minor effects on buyers‘ house choices and owners’ willingness to improve energy efficiency. However, lack of follow-up makes it impossible to see if energy consumption has been affected.
Appropriate sustainability work at the AP Funds, but more should be done
The state-owned AP Funds conduct appropriate sustainability work in relation to their objectives’, but the Funds should do more to ensure that pension capital contributes to Sweden’s sustainable development goals. The Government should also take measures, according to the Swedish National Audit Office’ (Swedish NAO) audit
Little benefit from extensive information gathering from municipal social services
Municipalities provide large amounts of information to the system of ‘public performance reports’ in social services. The Swedish National Audit Office (Swedish NAO) notes that only a small part of this information contributes to higher quality, and recommends that the National Board of Health and Welfare review the system.