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Reform Support

Institutionalising spending reviews in Estonia

DG REFORM is supporting the Estonian Ministry of Finance in its ambition to institutionalise the use of spending reviews as an analytical tool to improve efficiency in the allocation of public resources. The technical support focuses on:

  • strengthening the linkages of spending reviews with the performance budget management system;
  • building a community of practice on spending review methods.

The technical support is helping the government carry out two pilot spending reviews. It is also strengthening capacities within the Ministry of Finance as well as among ‘spending ministries’ to effectively design and conduct spending reviews.