Report on the audit of the Danish government’s administration in 2020


Report no. 19/2020

Every year, based on an assessment of risk and materiality, Rigsrevisionen audits selected areas of the administration to assess whether the ministry is acting in compliance with the regulations or supporting economic, efficient and effective public administration. The audits are planned to ensure that we, in the course of a five-year period, audit all essential transactions, processes or systems per-taining to the administration. The audit answers the following questions:

  • Have the ministries administered selected areas of responsibility in compliance with the regulations?
  • Have the ministries established systems and processes that support economic, efficient and effective management in these areas.

This year’s audit of compliance and administration shows that the ministries' administration is not consistently complying with the regulations and conditions laid down by the Folketing. The consequence is that rule of law is compromised, and that the government is not performing its duties effectively or losing tax revenues.

Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)