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Value for Money Reviews

The Value for Money and Policy Review Initiative is a systematic process of evaluation conducted by government departments and offices under the guidance of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  Its objectives are to analyse Exchequer spending in a systematic manner and to provide a basis on which more informed decisions can be made on priorities within and between programmes.

The outcomes of the reviews input into ongoing policy development and inform decision making within the relevant areas of the Department.

What changes have recently been made to the review process?

In October 2011, as part of a number of expenditure reform initiatives, the government decided to transform the Value-for-Money (VFM) framework in order to make it more effective in facilitating Departments, Ministers and government in allocating scarce resources across competing priorities in the context of the roll-out of the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework. 

Included in this initiative was a general requirement that all VFM & Policy Reviews be completed within 3-6 months of initiation, an ongoing parallel evaluation role for the Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, and that the VFM Framework would be consolidated into a modern “VFM Code” reflecting best international practice.

Contact

The Value for Money Review process is centrally co-ordinated by the Central Policy Unit, while the reviews themselves are carried out by the relevant line sections. 

Address: Central Policy Unit, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

Phone: (01) 889 6439 / 6529 / 6549

Reviews completed are listed below

ID
Title
Sector
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Youth Encounter Project (YEP) Schools Value for Money Review
download Youth Encounter Project (YEP) Schools Value for Mo...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
A Value for Money Review of Expenditure on the Special Needs Assistant Scheme 2007/8 to 2010 June 2011
download A Value for Money Review of Expenditure on the Spe...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Value for Money Review of the ICT undergraduate skills programme
download Value for Money Review of the ICT undergraduate sk...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Value for Money Review of programmes managed by Teacher Education Section
download Value for Money Review of programmes managed by Te...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Value for Money review of Youthreach and Senior Traveller Training Centre Programmes
download Value for Money review of Youthreach and Senior Tr...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Review of the School Transport Scheme
download Review of the School Transport Scheme
 
 
 
 
Language Support for Immigrants
download Language Support for Immigrants
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Value for Money Review of the ICT Support Service for Schools
download Value for Money Review of the ICT Support Service ...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Expenditure Review of the Small and Rural Schools Initiative and the Permanent Accommodation Initiative
download Expenditure Review of the Small and Rural Schools ...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
 
Expenditure Review of the Supply Teacher Scheme for Primary Schools - Final Report (File Format PDF 630KB)
download Expenditure Review of the Supply Teacher Scheme fo...
 

Author: Internal Audit

 
 
 
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