Value for Money in Government: Sweden 2013

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This report presents the results of the assessment of the organisation of the central government of Sweden. The study looks at reforms that are aimed at improving the quality of services (more value) and efficiency (less money) in central government. Starting with facts and quantitative benchmarks on the Swedish central government, the study reviews recent reforms in Sweden, and makes recommendations in ten selected areas. The study concludes with a survey of the effects on the quality of services and the potential savings.



Overview of previous reforms in the Swedish government

This chapter discusses the three main periods of reform in the Swedish government: the efforts in 1980s to curb expenditure growth; the move to consolidation and a stronger budget procedure in the 1990s; efforts to improve the reporting of results in the 2000s; and the current management model.


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