Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service

Welcome to the website of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES), which will present analytical and statistical outputs from the Service. The site contains recent analytical papers across a range of public policy and expenditure topics.

 

Our most recent publications are set out below.

The papers have been prepared by members of IGEES and do not necessarily represent the policy positions of the relevant Departments, Ministers or the Government.

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Evaluation of Irish Aid’s Provincial Programme in Inhambane and Niassa provinces, Mozambique 2007-2016

The Evaluation of Irish Aid’s Provincial Programme in Inhambane and Niassa provinces, Mozambique 2007-2016 assessed the effectiveness and performance of the Provincial Programmes, in order to inform the development of a new Mission Strategy in Mozambique.

The evaluation covered two programme cycles. The programme for the first period, 2007-2011, specifically sought to align with Mozambique’s poverty reduction strategy (PARPA II). Irish Aid’s Country Strategy Paper for the period 2012-2016 was organised around three broad outcomes that focused on reducing poverty and vulnerability by enhancing livelihoods, particularly at provincial level, improving health and learning outcomes, particularly for women and vulnerable groups, and improving government accountability to citizens and particularly the poor.

The full paper is available here.

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VFMR Tracker 2015 – 2017

Expenditure programmes are subject to review under the established system of Value for Money and Policy Reviews (VFMs).  Departments subject major blocks of expenditure to rigorous evaluation over a 3-year cycle.  By systematically analysing the performance of programmes, these reviews provide evidence to support more informed decisions about priorities between and within expenditure programmes. The government agreed a new program of Value for Money Reviews on the 14th of July 2015 and that round was to cover expenditure between 2015 – 2017.

Following it’s completion, the published work from the 2015 – 2017 cycle, can be found here.

The complete VFMR Tracker for the 2015 – 2017 cycle can be found here.

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Corporation Tax 2017 Payments and 2016 Returns

The purpose of this paper is to profile Corporation Tax (“CT”) payments in 2017 and report on trends compared to previous years. While payments were received in 2017, tax returns (the “CT1” return) in respect of accounting periods ended in 2017 are not due until a later date. However, analysis of returns for 2016 (the most recent year for which returns have been filed at present) provides context for the payments.

The full paper can be viewed here.

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Income Dynamics & Mobility in Ireland: Evidence from Tax Records Microdata

This paper examines distributional and income mobility dynamics using the full population of 2.2 million tax units in Ireland from 2006 to 2015. The purpose of the paper is to make the best use of the tax record data and to improve the evidence base for policy making.

The full paper can be viewed here.

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