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INEKO: 75 percent of State Budget goals not results-oriented

According to the INEKO economic institute, spending without looking at the benefits will continue. More than three-quarters, exactly 216 out of 283 monitored goals of the state budget, are not aimed at results, INEKO project managers Miroslava Kemenová and Dušan Zachar said on December 5.

"The percentage of non-purposeful goals, which means those that are not results-oriented, has grown from 73 percent to 76 percent in the budget for 2008," informs INEKO based on its analysis of the budget – specifically, the so-called program books.

According to INEKO, the most serious mistakes in terms of goals in the 2008 state budget are support for institutions and individuals without reasoning and measuring the usefulness of the provided support, support to processes and activities without measuring results and usefulness of the processes as well as non-specificity and vagueness.

"The objectives with these shortcomings don't take into account what specific benefits they will have for society, what problems they will solve. Instead, the state allocates money to individual processes, institutions and individuals without demands and criteria," INEKO said. TASR

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