This report presents the results of the assessment of the organisation of the central government of Norway. The study looks at reforms that are aimed at improving the quality of services (more value) and efficiency (less money) in central government. Starting with facts and quantitative benchmarks on the Norwegian central government, the study reviews recent reforms in Norway, and makes recommendations in ten selected areas. The study concludes with a survey of the effects on the quality of services and the potential savings.
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Acronyms Executive summary Chapter 1. Introduction to the “Value for Money” assessment of Norway -Variety of institutions, common language -Building on basics -Contents of the assessment -Bibliography Chapter 2. Benchmarks for the Norwegian central government -Basic features -General government employment -General government expenditures -General government revenues -Bibliography Chapter 3. Overview of previous reforms in the Norwegian government -Introduction -1980s: Receding government -1990s: A decade of markets and performance (1993-2005) -2000s: From structural rebuilding to concentration on core values -Bibliography Chapter 4. Areas of current reform in Norway and recommendations for the future -Ten priorities for reform -Reform 1: Strengthening of regulatory policy -Reform 2: Co-ordination across ministries -Reform 3: Medium-term expenditure framework -Reform 4: Implementation of spending reviews -Reform 5: Automatic cuts of productivity dividends; size of core ministries -Reform 6: Shared support services -Reform 7: Standards of operational management -Reform 8: Digitising the public sector -Reform 9: Standards of internal audit -Reform 10: Independent supervisory and regulatory authorities -Overview of value for money effects -Bibliography Glossary