The ABE Reform
Norsk versjon: ABE-reformen
In 2015, the Government introduced its reform for reducing bureaucracy and improving efficiency («Avbyråkratiserings- og effektiviseringsreformen», the ABE Reform). Since then it has cut the budget for all state-owned organizations by between 0.5 and 0.7 per cent each year. The ABE Reform is likely to lead to a budget cut of about 250 million kroner over the next 5 years.
Working Group #
Rector has appointed a working group with mandate to propose how NTNU can manage budget cutbacks related to the ABE Reform.
With a deadline of May 1th 2020 the working group is to:
- In general terms, map the benefits expected from ongoing change processes in cooperation with the line management
- Put forward proposals for ongoing initiatives that can be postponed or discontinued.
- Put forward proposals for the level of ambition. How much of the budget cuts required by the ABE Reform [government programme for reducing bureaucracy and improving efficiency] for 2021-2025 should be covered through:
- Improvements in administrative efficiency - reviews of specific areas
- Further flat cuts in ordinary operating parameters
- Increased income
- Effects of ongoing initiatives/if applicable, what could be postponed
- Concrete specification of the conceptual outline for improving administrative efficiency
- Put forward proposals for the sequence of reviews
- Draw up mandates for the first review(s)
- Draw up a mandate for further work by the project group from February 2020, which must ensure a consistent methodology for the reviews.
Background information #
- Planlegger hvordan NTNU skal takle ABE-kuttene (Innsida message 19.2.2020. In Norwegian)
- Report from EY Consulting (in Norwegian): NTNU – Kunnskapsgrunnlag ABE-reform NTNU (Knowledge basis for the ABE Reform NTNU), 15 August 2019 (pdf)
- Must save half a billion kroner – efficiency proposals presented (Innsida message 8 May 2019)
- NTNU will not cut administrative staff in 2019 (Innsida message 10 October 2018)
- Description of the ABE Reform (in Norwegian) (Ministry of Finance, Prop. 1 S Gul bok 2018-2019)