Investigation on support schemes for businesses and employees to overcome the COVID-19 crisis

In order to help decision-makers assess the current support for mitigating the consequences of COVID-19 and to learn from experience, the State Audit Office has conducted an investigation by gathering together and comparing information on those support schemes for overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, which can be classified as direct support for businesses and employees.

“If transparent, up-to-date and complete information is not provided about the support provided under the state support schemes for mitigating the effects of COVID-19, its amount for specific economic operators and scheme administration costs, the public cannot gain confidence in the responsible and efficient use of state budget funds. In their turn, decision-makers cannot assess the experience without the “big picture” and learn lessons for better decisions and actions in the future. Therefore, after the investigation, the State Audit Office offers the publicly available information collected in various aspects about the actually granted support to businesses and employees to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 and the possibility to analyse it, using the information gathered by the auditors in the Power BI tool for the first time,” explained Member of the Council of the State Audit Office Inga Vilka.


Public Sector Finances






The Fourth Audit Department

Date of publication


Audited period

03.2020. - 12.2021.

Decision date


Audited entities

  • Ministry of Economics, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Agriculture