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Vart tar pengarna vägen?: om behovet av bättre uppföljning för ökad effektivitet i offentlig sektor
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5814-917X
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Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
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2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Where does all the money go? : the need for better ex post reviews and enhanced public sector efficiency (English)
Abstract [sv]

Det mesta talar för att det till mycket begränsade kostnader går att utforma system som gör det möjligt att dra lärdomar av både goda och mindre goda erfarenheter och därmed förbättra kostnadseffektiviteten för infrastrukturinvesteringar i offentlig sektor. Denna promemoria baseras på erfarenheterna från ett av Konkurrensverket finansierat forskningsprojekt där vi visar att det inte är möjligt att följa kostnaderna för infrastrukturinvesteringar från regeringens investeringsplan och riksdagens budgetbeslut till kostnaden vid upphandlingstillfället och till slutlig resursförbrukning. I uppsatsen diskuteras tänkbara förklaringar. Oavsett anledning är bristen på uppföljning problematisk eftersom både den interna styrningen och regeringskansliets styrning av myndigheten försvåras.

Abstract [en]

It is possible to enhance the cost effectiveness of infrastructure investments in the public sector. In this VTI report it is also stated that the costs for implementing a system which would facilitate the identification of successes and failures are very small. The paper is based on experiences from a research project sponsored by the Swedish Competition Authority. The focus is on cost comparisons throughout investment projects’ life cycle. The cycle starts with the government’s long-term investment program; then follows the (annual) decision by the parliament to allocate appropriations for projects, based on this program; in the next step, and after having tendered construction, a contract is signed with an entrepreneur; and finally the cost realization as registered in the accounting system provides the bottom line cost. It is demonstrated that it is not feasible to track costs through this life cycle, i.e. to compare costs in the early phases with the final costs. Alternative hypotheses which would explain the logic behind the impossibility of follow-ups are suggested. Irrespective of motive, the situation means that the government’s possibility to control the agencies with responsibility for implementing major projects is jeopardized.

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Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2012. , 23 p.
Series
VTI notat, 7-2012
Keyword [en]
Contract, Expenditure, Investment, Construction, Maintenance, Economic efficiency, Audit, Road network, Railway network, Government (national), Financing
Keyword [sv]
Avtal, Utgifter, Investeringar, Byggande, Underhåll, Ekonomisk effektivitet, Revision, Vägnät, Järnvägsnät, Regering, Finansiering
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Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Economics; Road: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Road: Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-568DiVA: diva2:669258
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved

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