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  • 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

  • AIReF highlights that the Reindustrialization and Industrial Program does not improve business competitiveness

  • 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)

  • AIReF highlights that the Reindustrialization and Industrial Program does not improve business 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...

  • AIReF claims that the repayment model of Universal Postal Service can be improved

    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...

  • 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 defined the Network’s internal organization...

  • 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 afford to do so. The...

  • 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 to the institutions that...

  • 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 Review has been carried out...

  • 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, efficiency and equity. The Spending...

  • 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 evidence and the most successful...

  • 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 the case of the Euro Area,...

  • 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 European Fiscal Board, participants discussed about how IFIs have...

  • 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. The Meeting was inaugurated on Monday by...

  • Executive Summary of the Report on the Macroeconomic Forecasts in the draft General State Budgets for 2019

    Access to the Executive Summary of the REPORT ON THE MACROECONOMIC FORECASTS IN THE DRAFT GENERAL STATE BUDGETS FOR 2019

  • The Network of EU IFIs helds its tenth meeting in Brussels

    ACCESS TO THE PRESENTATION OF JOSÉ LUIS ESCRIVÁ José Luis Escrivá, Chairman of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF), took part today in the tenth meeting of the Network of EU IFIs, which brings together the Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs) and representatives of the Directorate General of Economy and...

  • José Luis Escrivá participates in a Seminar on Public Debt Sustainability in Brussels

    imagen: flickr The Chairman of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF), participated today in a high-level Seminar on Public Debt Sustainability in Brussels, organized by the Directorate General of Economy and Financial Affairs of the European Commission (DG ECFIN) after the publication of its last Fiscal Sustainability Report 2018 in...

  • Opinion on the sustainability of the Social Security System

    Access to the Opinion on the sustainability of the Social Security System

  • José Luis Escrivá chairs the meeting of The Network of EU IFIs in Bratislava

    23/11/2018 José Luis Escrivá chairs the meeting of The Network of EU IFIs in Bratislava on 23 November 2018. The main issue on the agenda was the initiation of transition to a new leadership. The current leadership has been exercising stewardship of the Network for the past three years. The duration...

  • The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility organizes a seminar on Fiscal Risks

    07/11/2018 The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) organizes a seminar on Fiscal Risks. Access to the video ACCESS TO THE PRESENTATIONS Session 1: "Fiscal Risks: Public sector balance sheet approach (IMF Fiscal Monitor)" Alexander Tieman, IMF Christophe Kamps, ECB (Discussant)   Session 2: "ECBs DSA framework (ECBs Occasional Papers)"...

  • President Escrivá’s speech at the Congress: Report on the main budgetary lines of the Public Administrations 2019

    Access to the Report on the Main Budgetary lines of the Public Administrations 2019 Access to the presentation of the Report on the Main Budgetary Lines of the Public Administrations 2019

  • Report on the Macroeconomic Forecasts of the 2019 Draft Budgetary Plan

    Access to the Executive Summary of the Report on the Macroeconomic Forecasts of the 2019 Draft Budgetary Plan