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 analysis contained in this paper is being carried out to examine in greater depth the factors affecting the increase in the number of recipients of Disability Allowance outlined in a Spending Review 2017 paper entitled ‘Disability Allowance Expenditure Drivers’.
The purpose of the analysis is to provide greater understanding of the dynamics
of the Disability Allowance scheme, as well as to improve understanding of the
drivers of changes in the number of recipients.
The full paper can be found here
This paper was compiled, in order to gain some perspective on the size of the residential property market, so as to enable NDP spend measures to be given a context. It does not purport to be a review of policy – its purpose is simply to identify and set out some salient features of national housing spend.
Where other analyses tend to focus on price movements and volumes of housing units, this paper is concerned with the macro trends in total housing spend, as recorded on a download of the Property Price Register (PPR) taken on 19 September 2018, covering 2010 to that date.
The full paper can be found here.
The purpose of this brief paper is twofold. It will provide an overview of the concept of “green budgeting”, explain why the Irish Government has committed to the concept, the expected outcomes it is hoped that the initiative will lead to and how the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will lead Ireland’s interactions with the OECD Paris collaborative on Green Budgeting.
The paper will also explain the development of the table of climate-related expenditure adopted in the 2019 Revised Estimates Volume. It will set out the definition used to determine which elements of Government expenditure are considered to be climate related and will consider how the identification of climate-related expenditure will be developed over time.
The paper can be viewed here.
As part of the Budget process, a number of analytical papers have been completed by IGEES staff and were published alongside Budget 2019. These include the latest papers completed as part of the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) series. In addition, a number of papers have been published under the Prevention and Early Intervention Unit’s Focused Policy Assessment Series. This series of descriptive reports is intended to provide the evidential base for a later thematic consideration of prevention and early interventions in Ireland.
These papers can be found here.