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Government’s new Economic and Evaluation Service, IGEE

The Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin, told Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) that 27 staff are due to take up placement under the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation service  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2012, 484).  The government had decided to set up the service in March to support departments in evaluating policy and spending options, value-for-money exercises, cost benefit and regulatory impact analyses, regulation and competition issues.  The Public Appointments Service ran a competition for candidates with post-graduate economic qualifications.  They will be assigned to his department, the Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Finance and others.