SB 10-57 Preventative Spend - Literature Review

To inform its inquiry into preventative spending, the Finance Committee asked the FSU to “produce a briefing outlining briefly the theoretical debate on preventative spending and setting out key examples, both from within the UK and abroad, of where preventative spending has been shown to be effective in the areas of health, education and justice.” This briefing summarises some of the literature on preventative spending in various countries and draws out examples that are considered best practice.

Read SPICe Briefing: Preventative Spend - Literature Review (652KB pdf)

Published: 9 September 2010