On 10 November 2016 the annual FAB report was issued, investigating failures in administration procedures in all public sector departments, ranging from cases of poor management to incidences of corruption potentially necessitating criminal action.
All departments are obligated to follow up and address the issues raised, with the most serious cases being referred to the public prosecutor. The report is also submitted to Parliament which each year reviews the issues raised and recommends actions to take.
In its overview of government financial procedures, the FAB report extensively discussed the management of the national debt and concerns of a sharp rise between 2011 and the end of 2015, from BD 3.5bn to 7.2bn, representing approximately 60% of GDP.
The report also looked at project budgets allotted to departments by the Finance Ministry. In many cases ministries had only spent around half of their project budgets, despite certain ministries being overspent in terms of their total budgets. The report evaluated a range of these projects and raised criticisms about the effectiveness of expenditure.