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Grant desing in Denmark: A normative composite index?. Niels Jørgen Mau Danish Ministry of the Interior and Social Affairs. Program. Classification Local governments and grants in Denmark Discussion – choosing grant type: - Central Government motives - Local governments conditions

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Grant desing in denmark a normative composite index

Grant desing in Denmark: A normative composite index?

Niels Jørgen Mau

Danish Ministry of the Interior and Social Affairs


Program
Program

  • Classification

  • Local governments and grants in Denmark

  • Discussion – choosing grant type:

    - Central Government motives

    - Local governments conditions

  • Proposal of a normative composite index

  • Evaluation – three Danish cases


Classification of grants
Classification of grants

  • a. general grants

  • a.1. general grants

  • a.2. ring fenced block grants

  • b. earmarked grants

  • b.1. reimbursement (matching) grants

  • b.2. activity linked grants

    • b.2.1. stepwise grants for income transfers

    • b.2.2. (taxi-)meter grants

    • b.2.3. production linked grants

    • b.2.4. application grants.


The danish situation
The Danish situation…

  • One of the Worlds most decentralised countries

  • Increasing on expenditure side – decreasing on revenue side -> grants

  • Earmarked grants getting more important for regions – but small decline for municipalities


Preferences of central government
Preferences of Central Government

  • Two partly competing motives:

    A) accountability at the local level

    - avoid a veil for local governments

    B) influence for the central level

    - median voter vs. ”minorities”

    - amenities, externalities etc.

    - or just patronising?



Conditions on local government level
Conditions on local government level

  • Variation and identification of expenditure needs

  • Discretionary power of local governments

  • Measurability


A normative composite index for considering earmarked grants vs general grants
A normative composite indexfor considering earmarked grants vs general grants

Four decisive factors:

  • Local discretion

  • Expenditure needs variation

  • Measurability

  • Merit aspects


E xample s cenario 2 illustrating potential of earmarked grants to influence l g behaviour
Example - scenario 2. Illustrating potential of earmarked grants to influence l.g. behaviour

Full local

discretion

High exp. needs

variance

Merit

aspects

Measurable

production


Case 1 grants to support care for the elderly
Case 1: Grants to support care for the elderly

Full local

discretion

High exp. needs

variance

Merit

aspects

Measurable

production


Case 2 grants to support growth in hospital output
Case 2: Grants to support growth in hospital output

Full local

discretion

High exp. needs

variance

Merit

aspects

Measurable

production



Case 3 reduced reimbursements rates for long periods of sickness benefits
Case 3: Reduced reimbursements rates for long periods of sickness benefits

Full local

discretion

Low exp. needs

variance

Merit

aspects

Measurable

production


Some conclusions
Some conclusions sickness benefits

  • Many aspects to take into account

  • None of them should be forgotton

  • New ”intelligent systems of grant” => measurability is decisive

  • Local governments’ organisations might be reluctant…

  • But they usually have good reasons: general grants support allocations across various expenditure mandates


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