The use of needs based formulae in the allocation of public resources

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Sector:Health and social care | Public Policy
Client:Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales
Published: July, 2009
Document type:Report 
Tagged: qualitative analysis other international Wales

This report for the Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales (the ‘Holtham Commission’) reviews the international literature on the use of needs based formulae for allocating public funds. The report provides a discussion of some of the key issues that are associated with constructing and using needs based distribution formulae and provides an indication of the types of formulae in use.