Assessment and monitoring of central government finances

Mies lukee sanomalehteä. Kuva: Maskot/Gorilla.


The realisation of the Government economic policy or the central government finances are assessed by the Parliament and the National Audit Office as well as parties outside the State, such as international organisations and credit rating agencies.

The State economic policy is assessed based on different roles and needs. The Parliament evaluates the central government finances as a part of parliamentarism. At the same time, the Government's implementation of the Parliament's budgetary power is assessed. International organisations compare the economic policies of different countries. For their part, the credit rating agencies assess the sustainability of economic policy in particular from the point of view of debt servicing.