Special events against serious crime can do more harm than good
When the Swedish Police Authority employs the ‘special event’ management approach to combat serious crime over a long period of time, it does more harm than good. In particular, this is because it often involves transferring resources, which has adverse implications in the local police districts that have to provide resources.
Strengthening control on grants to civil society is necessary
Central government control of grants to civil society organisations is too weak. There is thus a risk of fraud and misuse, which may mean that urgent activities are crowded out and that confidence in central government grants is undermined.
Agencies’ digital services need to improve
Government agencies’ work on developing digital services is proceeding slowly and has quality deficiencies, making it difficult for private individuals to fully use the services. The agencies need to improve digital services, and the Government needs to intensify efforts to enable agencies to share information with each other.
Work on mandatory reporting needs to be more effective
Central government efforts to prevent healthcare-related injuries and mistreatment in health and social care of the elderly is not sufficiently effective. The Swedish National Audit Office recommends that support, supervision and follow-up be strengthened. Furthermore, the right of those affected and their close relatives to be heard should be strengthened.