The OECD recommends a series of measures that the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) should implement in order for this newly created body to strengthen its reputation and consolidate its independence.
Among them, it is highlighted the need for a collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance for access to information, where it could be considered to act in advance and under a confidentiality agreement, as it happens with other similar Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs).
In order to ensure its independence and additional protection from any pressure, AIReF could acquire a multi-year funding commitment. In relation to the resources allocated, it would have to be assessed if the new demands correspond to its mandate. In case no new resources are granted, this body should avoid taking on new tasks.
More information on the OECD Evaluation Report on AIReF can be found at the following links:English Spanish