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Needs based resource allocation – A handy tool with practical insights (guest blog 2 of 4)

Needs based resource allocation – A handy tool with practical insights (guest blog 2 of 4)

In the real world of service delivery, economic principles are problem-solving tools that use data and modelling to support both strategic and programmatic decisions. They should bring about ‘aha moments’ with insights that managers and program staff can put into practice to achieve their intended vision and goals.  We knew our task was not to tell the client the percentages of funding to be allocated to individual services, but rather to build a resource allocation modelling tool that they could easily use during upcoming funding negotiations.  

Needs-based resource allocation – A handy economics tool for PHNs (guest blog 1 of 4)

Needs-based resource allocation – A handy economics tool for PHNs (guest blog 1 of 4)

We should not forget that although we all want to commission outcomes and reward good performers, we want to do so while advancing an equity agenda that prioritises outcomes and funding for disadvantaged populations. Needs-based financing provides a solid grounding to ensure populations experiencing higher level of disadvantage receive relatively higher levels of funding, without which their outcomes are likely to stagnate or deteriorate even further.