The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Efficiency Through Contestability Programme in supporting entities to improve the efficient delivery of government functions.

Audit criteria

The high level criteria are:

  • The Department of Finance effectively designed, administers and supports the oversight of the Programme;
  • All Reviews support entities to design initiatives to improve the efficient delivery of government functions and make recommendations to Government (through the responsible Minister) on implementation arrangements; and
  • Selected entities have implemented agreed initiatives as planned and have monitored, and reported on achieving planned financial and non-financial efficiency gains to Finance and the Responsible Minister.