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.
The Public Spending Code is the set of rules and procedures that apply to ensure that standards are upheld across the Irish public service in relation to public expenditure and can be found here. The Code includes guidelines for the completion of economic appraisal including central technical appraisal parameters. The following research papers, which focus on assessing the appropriate valuation and application of the parameters, have been completed by IGEES staff in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The IGEES Unit in DPER has completed a paper on the Discount Rate, the Time Horizon, the Shadow Price of Public Funds and the Shadow Price of Labour. The Climate Change Unit in DPER have completed a paper on the Shadow Price of Carbon.
Papers relating to this topic can be found here
The papers for the 2018 Spending Review were pubished on Thursday 19th July by the Mininster for Finance and Public Expedniture and Reform, Paschal Donohoe. A number of the topic papers were undertaken, or supported, by IGEES staff based across the various Government departments and as such, the papers prepared for the Spending Review cover a wide range of policy areas and account for a significant proportion of current expenditure.
All of the 2018 Spending Review papers can be found here
The Papers and Output of IGEES Staff 2017, showcases the papers that have been published on the IGEES website between January and December of 2017. While this is not an exhaustive list of the work that IGEES staff undertake, it does show the varied and detailed work that IGEES staff carryout throughout the year.
The full paper can be accessed here.
This paper seeks to provide a broad exploration of a number of Brexit-related challenges facing the Irish economy. In order to achieve this, the paper draws on a broad selection of Brexit-specific literature, reports and other documents from an Irish perspective. Additionally, some UK and EU Brexit-related literature sources are drawn upon in order to establish a knowledge base around some of the implications of Brexit that may arise for the Irish economy. By doing so, the paper aims to contribute to the analysis being undertaken on the implications of Brexit for the Irish economy, particularly given the country’s exposure and close proximity to the UK economy.
The full paper can be found here.