About Us : The Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit

The Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform was established in 2006 to promote the application of best Value for Money (VFM) practice in public expenditure programmes and projects. Its role has since evolved beyond that to include the provision of analytical and research support, to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and also to others.

While responsibility for achieving VFM from programmes and projects rests in the first instance with the relevant Departments and Implementing Agencies, the CEEU assists these bodies by promoting best practice in the evaluation and implementation of programme and project expenditure, including the provision of guidance which is now captured in a unified Public Spending Code.