Policy programmes as steering instruments - With the policy programme for health promotion as an example

The programmes are still under way. It appears, however, that the programmes have not received the originally conceived role in the Government's strategic planning and horizontal spending limits and budget preparation as an integrating instrument. The audit examined how well policy programmes make it possible to assemble cross-sectoral policies as a coherent whole and to improve the implementation of the Government Programme as part of the steering of administrative sectors. Key questions were how well policy programmes can coordinate horizontal measures and bring value added to ministries' preparation and steering procedures. This document contains a summary of the main results of the audit. The entire audit report is available only in Finnish.