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Report on salaries and benefits in state-owned enterprises
The report concerns salaries and benefits in six independent public companies and two independent administrative units (SOEs) that are all wholly owned by the Danish state and providing various public services. Most of the enterprises have received a one-off payment from the government in connection with their conversion into SOEs; ...
Report on inconvenience to road users in connection with road construction
The report concerns the Ministry of Transport and Building’s efforts to minimise incovenience to road users in connection with expansions of the Danish motorways. In the period 2010 to 2013, the Danish parliament and Finance Committee appropriated approximately DKK 6.5 billion for four expansions of motorways in Jutland, on Funen and Sealand, respectively.
Report on services provided to children in care
The report concerns the extent to which the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior supports the municipalities in their efforts towards children in care, and whether the objectives defined for the reform of the child protection system in 2006 have been achieved.
Report on energy savings in the public sector
The report concerns the government’s effort to save energy in government institutions. In 2008, the Danish parliament entered a broadly based political agreement in order to strengthen the effort to save energy in the public sector and achieve a reduction in energy consumption. The European Union (EU) issued an energy efficiency directive in 2012, which imposed energy-saving requirements on the member states with effect from 2014.
Report on the Danish Ministry of Culture’s administration of distribution funds
The report concerns the Danish Ministry of Culture’s administration of three distribution funds that are financed through receipts from football pools, other kinds of betting and the national lottery. The distribution funds support a large number of non-profit activities, including sports and culture.
Report on the Ministry of Environment and Food’s management of biodiversity in the Danish state forest
The report concerns the Ministry of Environment and Food’s management of biodiversity in the Danish state forests. The ministry owns most of the Danish state forests. The purpose of the study is to assess whether biodiversity in the state forests is managed in a satisfactory manner by the Ministry of Environment.
Report on the management of agricultural funds
The Danish agricultural funds provide aid for development of the agricultural sector in Denmark and administer subsidies of approximately DKK 500 million annually. The purpose of the study is to determine if the Ministry of Environment and Food has ensured that the agricultural funds manage funding effectively, efficiently and correctly, that is to say in compliance with the provisions and principles for effective and efficient grant administration.
Report on the Ministry of Transport and Building’s involvement in Aarhus Letbane (light rail project in the city of Aarhus)
This report concerns the Ministry of Transport and Building’s involvement in the construction of a light rail project in the city of Aarhus. The cost associated with the construction of the light rail is currently approximately DKK 700 million (approximately 60 per cent) higher than originally estimated.
Report on the Danish regions’ management of out-patient treatment of adult patients with mental illness
The report concerns the regions’ management of the out-patient capacity of the Danish hospital psychiatry and practice sector for providing treatment to patients with mental illness. The purpose of the study is to assess whether the capacity for treatment in the hospital psychiatry and in the practice sector is...
Who audits who?
Rigsrevisionen audits public spending on behalf of the Danish parliament and seeks to strengthen the accountability of public administration to the benefit of the citizens. We audit public spending in compliance with good public-sector auditing principles based on the fundamental principles of the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI). Assessments of materiality and risk, and a holistic approach that looks across the public sector, provide the basis for our audits.
EU Contact Committee meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia.
INCOSAI Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.