Budget 2019

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.

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Economic Appraisal Methodology

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

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Spending Review 2018

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

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IGEES Publication List – 2017

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.

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