This is how we carry out major studies

The major studies follow a process that includes a preliminary study, an examination of the policy area and a follow-up process.

Standards on public-sector auditing and the ISSAIs

Preliminary study


The actual study – or examination – is preceded by a preliminary study, during which we establish how we want to design the study.

Study design



The study design and evaluation criteria provide the point of departure for our studies.

Clarification of facts

Draft report

Final report

Follow-up process


We follow up on the reports in so-called Section 18, sub-section 4 memorandums and subsequently, if necessary, in follow-up memorandums, until the case can be closed.

Section 18, sub-section 4 memorandums

Follow-up memorandums