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National Audit Office report: Briefing for Environmental Audit Committee: Export Credits Guarantee Department and sustainability

Briefing for Environmental Audit Committee: Export Credits Guarantee Department and sustainability

This briefing has been prepared by the National Audit Office (NAO) to assist the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry into the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD).

This briefing is based upon interviews with a range of ECGD staff, a review of procedural documentation, and an analysis of data for guarantees and insurances issued since 2000. We have also included in an Annex a small sample of case studies in order to illustrate how the procedures operate in practice.

The briefing is structured as follows:

  • Background and statutory remit of ECGD (paragraphs 7 – 12)
  • ECGD facilities and processes (13 – 18)
  • The Mission and Status Review and the Business Principles (19 – 25)
  • Case impact analysis procedures and their coverage (26 – 50)
  • Analysis of the portfolio (51 – 57)
  • Applying wider government policies (58 – 66)

 

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Published date: July 1, 2008