Council self-assessment on OECD guidelines for independent fiscal institutions  14 April 2016

The Council carried out a self-assessment at the beginning of 2016, based on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines for independent fiscal institutions. It was concluded that the Council broadly conforms to OECD criteria, but a consistent approach to communication with the media and the public could strengthen the Council’s influence on public debate and an assessment by an external observer could improve the Council’s work.

Self-assessment is important for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of our institution and critically assess areas that require greater attention and consistency. In the long-term we intend to engage international experts, whose recommendations would allow the Council to carry out its duties according to the most stringent international criteria.