The Netherlands Court of Audit is investigating various aspects of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis. It is performing 3 studies and has produced a monitor to analyse the measures taken.
One of the studies is looking at the policy and capacity to test people for the coronavirus and at the public’s access to the tests. A second study zooms in on the risks to public finances as a result of the loans and guarantees granted. The third is directed at the support provided to large companies. It consists of two parts. The first is descriptive and summarises the lessons learned from past experience with government support. The second part studies how the lessons are being put to use when support is provided.