The Spanish Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (known in Spanish as AIReF) has chosen OECD to make a report that will analyze and evaluate its activities and organization from its very foundation. On this opportunity, Santiago Lago-Peñas, a professor at the University of Vigo and director of GEN was named as an external associate to the OECD. Besides him, OECD will include two members of its Directorate for Public Governance as well as members of other independent fiscal institutions.
OECD’s reference in this external evaluation will be the work of other Independent fiscal institutions in the EU countries. AIReF has invested 60.000 euros in this evaluation whose results should be presented by the 30th of November this year. These kind of external and independent evaluations are a well-established practice among public institutions and are, in fact, recommended by international organizations.