Operation and finances

Operational and financial planning in the administrative sector of the Ministry of Justice is based on the four-year appropriation framework, the budget and the yearly performance agreements. The operating and financial plans for four-year periods provide a framework for long-term planning. The yearly activities are premised on the basis of budgets and supplementary budgets.

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for creating an operating and financial plan and a budget proposal for its administrative branch, as well as for implementing the budget. The purpose of the operational and financial planning is to ensure that the Government guidelines are taken into consideration in the internal direction within the administrative branch.

The operating and financial plan 2016–2019 for the administrative sector of the Ministry of Justice includes estimated changes in the operating environment, important long-term objectives and measures for the planning period, as well as the required resources for the next few years. The performance targets and the resources are set and outlined yearly.

The administrative sector accounts yearly for less than 2 per cent of the government expenditure. In 2016 the appropriation for the Ministry's administrative sector is EUR 926 million. The budget of the Ministry of Justice is thus the third smallest in comparison to other ministries.

The planning and monitoring documents include documents relating to performance guidance within the administrative branch of the Ministry of Justice. Information about the Ministry of Justice and its administrative branch can also be found in the Government Annual Report and in the Report on the Final Central Government Accounts.