Profitability information

Central government’s planning and monitoring in document form

The planning and monitoring of the operations and finances of government agencies and institutions, and the pertinent guidance, are primarily detailed in document form. Documents are prepared and published on the key issues in operational and financial planning, performance management, budgeting and reporting, according to the regulations and guidelines of the Government, Ministry of Finance and the State Treasury. In the context of the central government’s performance management, the most important plans are the goals of the administrative branches, the performance agreements made between the agencies and institutions within the relevant administrative branch, and the government budget approved by the Parliament. The most essential monitoring information is provided in the financial statement and particularly the included annual report describing the profitability and development of the operations and their impact on the development of social influence, as well as the ministry’s views on the accounting unit’s financial statement. Profitability information covers the performance targets of the administrative branches and agencies, as well as their realisations. The information is maintained by the performance-managed agencies.

According to Section 12 a of the State Budget Act (423/1988), accounting units include the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland, the ministries, and offices, organisations and other institutions that function as operationally and financially expedient entities. Offices and organisations included in the accounting unit can also be called performance-managed agencies. Separate performance targets on operations and finances can be defined for performance-managed agencies.

The State Treasury’s regulation on the publication of planning and monitoring documents as well as productivity data in the government reporting service

  • Performance targets of performance-managed agencies and their achievement

    The government’s performance information system compiles the performance targets of government agencies, institutions and ministries, as well as information on their fulfilment.

    In the report below, you can view the performance goals and their achievement for the selected year for the central government as a whole or the desired administrative branch and/or performance-managed agency.
    On the first tab, you can view the target numbers by performance area. The second tab displays a collection of all indicators entered into the performance information system, including the targets and their achievement.

    Unfortunately, the report is currently only available in Finnish.

     

  • Central government’s planning and monitoring documents

    Plans

    The framework for the central government finances, i.e. the ceiling for budget expenses, is decided by the Government. The frameworks and relevant procedures are detailed on the website of the Ministry of Finance.

    central government Spending limits

    Government programmes are published on the website of the Finnish Government.

    Marin’s Government Programme 2019

    The Parliament decides on the budget for each year. The Ministry of Finance publishes the documents on the various phases of its preparation.

    Government budget proposals

    Monitoring information

    The central government’s annual report provides information on the Government’s activities, the management of government finances, adherence to the government budget and measures taken on the decision of the Parliament. The Government’s annual report is published on the website of the Finnish Government. The annual report also includes a statement of the government finance controller’s statement indicating that the report is a true and fair representation of adherence to the budget.

    Government’s annual reports

    The State Treasury presents its proposal for the final central government accounts to the Ministry of Finance by the end of March. The final central government accounts are attached to the government’s annual report. Proposals for the final central government accounts are published on the State Treasury’s website.

    Proposals for final central government accounts

     

  • Agencies’ planning and monitoring documents

    The report below features links to the planning and monitoring documents page on the website of each respective agency. You can also filter performance-managed agencies by administrative branch using the drop-down menu or by agency name using the alphabetical index.

     

    The State Treasury has issued a regulation and instructions for agencies on preparing web pages to provide access to planning and monitoring documents. Each performance-managed agency is responsible for the content of its own planning and monitoring documents page and must maintain this report’s links to its own pages in the performance information system maintained by the State Treasury.

  • Delivery of agencies’ performance management information

    Performance-managed agencies must submit information on their annual performance targets and their achievement in the performance information system maintained by the State Treasury.

    Use of the central government’s performance information system requires a personal username, which is provided by the State Treasury to a main user designated for each agency or institution. You can log in to the performance information system at the shared address for the State Treasury’s electronic services.

    To the government performance information system

    The regulations and instructions related to reporting performance information are available on the State Treasury’s website.

    The State Treasury’s website