VFM Standards

NIAO Value for Money Standards outlines the key areas that support effective delivery of the VFM programme, from identifying initial ideas for a study, through planning, evidence gathering and evaluation to reporting our findings.

Quality assurance is built into our VFM process at the earliest stages. Studies are subject to a number of quality assurance stages involving both internal and external scrutiny and established peer reviews by other audit agencies.

NIAO Public Reporting Standards - May 2019 (PDF 1.7 MB)