On 1 March 2016 the Cabinet of Ministers approved the following:

  1. The Scope of spending review (effects of budget elasticity tools; correlation to market prices; irrational spending changes compared to 2015; analysis of past new policy initiatives etc.). 
  2. Reviewing priorities – health and education sectors (also two working groups were set up for overall process, one of the specifically dedicated to health spending);
  3. Fundamentally review and update performance information linking it to policies and budget programme expenditures;
  4. To develop tools for analysing efficiency and effectiveness of expenditure (linking expenditure with policy outcomes and outputs).

Methods of Spending Review 2016