There are weaknesses in the Directorate of Health's management of professional activities and how it applies its own resources. - The Directorate's internal control and follow-up and the Ministry's general management of the Directorate must be improved, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.
The Office of the Auditor General of Norway will further follow up three out of 12 previously reported performance audits.
The review of accounts and dispositions for 2012 undertaken by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) shows that even if the government administration generally is of a high quality, some important government functions still have weaknesses that need to be addressed. - We are particularly concerned that even Norwegian agencies like NAV (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service), the Armed Forces, the Police Directorate, the National Rail Administration, the Public Roads Administration and the Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs have received significant remarks this year, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo. The OAG concludes that the weaknesses uncovered require better follow-up, and that improved interaction is needed in areas related to several sectors and disciplines.
The purpose of the EEA and Norway Grants is to contribute to the reduction of social and economic disparities in the new EU member states. The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) recommends strengthening management by objectives and results. - While it is positive that the distribution has become more concentrated, spreading the grants among 147 programmes in 15 countries still makes it difficult to ensure achievement of objectives, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.
In the period 2007-2012, the Norwegian State has spent NOK 7.4 billion on CCS at Kårstø and Mongstad. Substantial cost increases have occurred. - It is important that the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy improves overall risk management in its work on CCS, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.