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Public expenditure on supply reduction policies

Public expenditure on supply reduction policies (2017)

Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen, Claudia Costa Storti, Thomas Kattau, Sania Mikulic, Fatima Trigueiros, Fivos Papamalis, Laura Piscociu, Sergey Tsarev

REF. 062717GBR
Type of document : Document
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Language : English
Number of pages : 38

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Supply reduction is often the main approach used for addressing the illicit drug problem.

Evaluating drug policy is an integral part of a cost-efficient approach to tackle illicit drugs. This report takes a first step towards a systematic analysis, by examining a set of representative attempts to estimate public expenditure on supply reduction interventions. It proposes a common set of definitions, aiming to establish a common basis for understanding this topic and facilitating comparability in three main dimensions: time, policy and countries. Although it is mainly confined to supply reduction expenditures, in order to set the context, it describes the proportion that total drugrelated expenditure represents of national public spending and presents the balance between demand and supply reduction spending for a number of European countries. Finally, with the aim of facilitating and promoting future empirical expenditure studies and of setting the ground for the development of good practices, relevant data sources and methodologies applied are listed and discussed and examples of sectorial models of public spending are selectively provided.

FOREWORD
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
DEFINING CONCEPTS
     Public expenditure
     Drug-related public expenditure
     Public expenditure on supply reduction initiatives
EMPIRICAL ESTIMATES OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY POLICY EXPENDITURE
STEPS IN COST ESTIMATION AND ANALYSIS
     Defining the scope and objects
     Making an inventory of service providers
     Mapping financing entities
     Data collection
     Classifying and identifying data on drug-related spending
     Extracting expenditure data from sources: labelled and unlabelled expenditure
     Reporting the value of estimates
EXAMPLES OF SECTORIAL MODELS
     Police
     Customs
     Court systems
     Prisons
EXAMPLES OF NATIONAL STUDIES
     Croatia
     Belgium
     Italy
     France
     Luxembourg
     Russia
     Portugal
     Other national studies
INTERNATIONAL DATABASES USED TO MODEL DRUG-RELATED PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
CONCLUSIONS
RECOMMENDATIONS
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
APPENDIX 1 – AVAILABLE DATABASES AND POTENTIAL INDICATORS FOR DRUG-RELATED PUBLIC EXPENDITURES
APPENDIX 2 – THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT (COFOG)
APPENDIX 3 – SUMMARY TABLES: DATA FROM INTERNATIONAL DATABASES
ACRONYMS
TABLE REFERENCES

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