Central Government Audit

Dátum: 30.08.2000

The audit of financing and activities of central authorities of state administration and organizations under their jurisdiction was conducted in the first half of 2000 in accordance with a government resolution.

The audit covered 172 institutions with a staff of 40,962, notably:

– 22 ministries and other central authorities of state administration, with a headcount of 5,959

– 64 budgetary organizations, with a staff of 20,147

– 86 subsidized organizations, with a staff of 14,856.

A working group set up by the Deputy Prime Minister I. Mikloš was composed of representatives of state institutions and national and foreign experts and donors, such as the Institute for Economic and Social Reforms (INEKO), the UNDP and PHARE. In addition, the working group cooperated with the British Know-How Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and capitalized on the experiences of state and public administration reforms in the comparable countries of Western Europe (Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, and Finland).

Audit represents a successful cooperation of governments, NGOs and multilateral institutions on a project that aims to increase efficiency and quality of public administration.

INEKO took the lead in the central government audit, by funding much of the expenditure and providing an economist, Miroslav Beblavý, who managed the whole audit as well as several other employees.

The Slovak Government approved the audit on August 30, 2000 by the Resolution No. 694/2000 and assigned 53 tasks to implement it.