This is how we carry out major studies

The major studies follow a process that includes a preliminary study, an examination of the policy area and a follow-up process.

Standards on public-sector auditing and the ISSAIs

Preliminary study


The actual study – or examination – is preceded by a preliminary study, during which we establish how we want to design the study.

Study design



The point of departure for our major studies is the study design and audit criteria.

Audit memorandums

Draft report

Final report

Follow-up process


First, we follow up the reports in so-called memorandums on the minister’s response and subsequently, if necessary, we send a follow-up memorandum to the relevant minister. This will be followed by one or several continued memorandums until the case in question can be closed.

Memorandum on ministers response

Follow-up memorandums