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    AIReF English

    “Our mission is to guarantee effective compliance of the financial sustainability principle by the General Goverment”

    Hiring incentives

    The study 'Incentives for hiring and self-employment' of the second phase of the Spending Review of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) analyzes seven types of incentives, the amount of which accounted for around 2,000 million euros in 2018. With this evaluation, AIReF gives continuity to the one carried out in the first phase ... Read more

    Hospital spending

    The study 'Hospital spending in the National Health System: Pharmacy and Investment in capital goods' analyzes, reviews and evaluates hospital pharmaceutical spending and spending and investment in high-tech capital goods in Spanish hospitals of the National Health System (NHS) for the years between 2002 and 2018. In its evaluation, AIReF proposes efficiency improvements in hospital ... Read more

    Transport infrastructure study

    This Spending Review Phase II study focuses on analyzing the efficiency of transport infrastructure and making proposals for improvement. Specifically, it recommends improving the selection of infrastructure investments in order to increase their social and economic profitability and satisfy the mobility needs of citizens. After joining the European Union in the mid-1980s, Spain began an ... Read more

    Tax benefits

    This Study of the second phase of the Spending Review focuses on the analysis of 13 tax benefits, with a cost of 35 billion, which represents 60% of the total existing benefits. In its evaluation, AIReF highlights the opportunity cost of tax benefits in terms of revenue collection and the importance of ensuring that they ... Read more

    Evaluation of Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos, and provision of the Universal Postal Service

    The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) published the results of the seventh Study of the Spending Review programme: Evaluation of Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos, and provision of the Universal Postal Service. AIReF highlights that the repayment model of Universal Postal Service can be improved. The Spending Review has been carried out for the ... Read more

    Strengthening firms’ competitiveness

    The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) published the results of the sixth Study of the Spending Review programme: Strengthening Firms’ Competitiveness. AIReF highlights that the Reindustrialization and Industrial Program does not improve business competitiveness. The Spending Review has been carried out for the first time in Spain by an independent institution based on data, ... Read more

    Program for the promotion of talent and its employability in R&D+I

    The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) published the results of the fifth Study of the Spending Review: Program for the Promotion of Talent and its employability in R&D&I. This program is a key element of the R&D+i policy that generates talent and transfers it to the institutions that make up the Spanish System of ... Read more

    University education scholarships

    The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) published the results of the fourth Study of the Spending Review: University Education Scholarships. The aim of this Study is to guarantee equal opportunities, so that students who want to study and lack the necessary financial means can afford to do so. The Spending Review has been carried out ... Read more

    Active labour market policies programme

    The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) published the results of the third Study of the Spending Review programme: Active Labour Market Policies Programme. AIReF highlights that there´s a wide margin of improvement in the governance and efficiency of Active Labour Market Policies (ALMP). The Spending Review has been carried out for the first time in ... Read more

    Medication dispensed through prescription

    The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) published the results of the second Study of the Spending Review programme: Medication dispensed through prescription. The analysis carried out by AIReF concludes that the Spanish National Health System (NHS) has room for improvement in terms of governance, procedural aspects, efficiency and equity. The Spending Review has been carried out for ... Read more