AIReF estimates that the proposal for a minimum income benefit would improve income distribution and reduce severe poverty, with a fiscal cost of between 7,200 and 9,800 million

  Documents: Press realease (only available in spanish) Presentation of the Study (only available in spanish) Study Minimum Income (only available in spanish)

July 03, 2019
AIReF organizes, for the second time, the meeting of the Independent Fiscal Institutions of the European Union

For the second time since its creation, the Network of Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs) of the European Union meets in Madrid. On this occasion, they discussed their role in the European fiscal governance framework and the results of their analytical work in progress. They also ...

July 01, 2019
AIReF highlights that university scholarships promote equal opportunities, but there is room for improvement

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 ...

June 19, 2019
AIReF highlights the lack of integration of the Public R&D+i System with the private sector

 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 ...

June 19, 2019
AIReF highlights that there’s a wide margin of improvement in the governance and efficiency of Active Labour Market Policies

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 ...

June 12, 2019
AIReF sees opportunities for improvement in the Spanish National Health System in terms of governance, procedural aspects, efficiency and equity

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, ...

June 06, 2019
AIReF will publish the results of the first phase of the Spending Review program throughout June

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) will publish the results of the first phase of the Spending Review program throughout the month of June. The Spending Review has been carried out for the first time in Spain by an independent institution based on data, the empirical ...

June 05, 2019
José Luis Escrivá warns that a low interest rate environment should not lead to underestimating the cost of public debt

The president of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF), José Luis Escrivá, participated today in a conference about the sustainability of public and private debt in Stockholm. There he questioned the idea that the current environment of low interest rates allows, especially in ...

May 03, 2019
AIReF participates in the first workshop organized by the European Fiscal Board

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) has participated today in a workshop in Brussels where the role of independent fiscal institutions (IFIs) within the European Union (EU) fiscal framework has been analyzed. During the seminar, the first organized by the ...

March 01, 2019
José Luis Escrivá participates in the 11th Meeting of the OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices and Independent Fiscal Institutions

The Chairman of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF), José Luis Escrivá, has participated this week in the 11th Meeting of the OECD Network of Parliamentary Budget Offices and Independent Fiscal Institutions, held on the 4th and 5th of February in Lisbon. ...

February 05, 2019