Expenditure Reviews

The publications have been prepared by members of IGEES and do not necessarily represent the policy positions of the relevant Department, Minister or the Government.

Budget 2017

IGEES prepares a number of papers to inform the Budgetary process each year. The papers below informed budget 2017:

Budgetary Impact of Changing Demographics 2017-2027

Spending Reviews in Ireland – Lessons for the Future

Budget 2015 and the 2014 Comprehensive Review of Expenditure

Multi-annual expenditure reviews are part of Ireland’s reformed budgetary process. A new Comprehensive Review of Expenditure was announced by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin in the 2014 Budget. The Review has been carried out and was published on 14 October 2014.

The Review informs expenditure allocations for the 2015 – 2017 period. IGEES members in Government Departments contributed to the work of the Review.

As part of the CRE process, a small number of evaluations/policy analysis papers were carried out by members of the Irish Government Economic & Evaluation Service (IGEES) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. These papers can be found at the links below:

Behavioural Economics

Future Expenditure Risks associated with Climate Change Climate Finance

The Cost of the Public Service

Expenditure Report 2013

Part III of the Expenditure Report 2013 comprised analytical papers prepared by the CEEU (now part of IGEES):

2011 Comprehensive Review of Expenditure

The CEEU (now part of IGEES) completed the following series of thematic evaluations which fed into the 2011 Comprehensive Review of Expenditure and were published on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s website along with the submissions which were received from each Department:

Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure

The CEEU also assisted the Special Group on Public Service numbers and Expenditure which was established in late 2008 to examine the current expenditure programmes in each Government Department and to make recommendations for reducing public service numbers. The report of the Special Group is published on the Department of Finance’s website here.

The following cross-cutting analyses informed the work of the Group: