Agricultural policies and support

The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policies

 

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Concerns about the cost of implementing and monitoring agricultural policies are mounting with the development of more decoupled and targeted policies. While these costs are inherent in the policy process, reducing them will bring benefits in terms of better use of public funds, and minimising the overall economic costs of policies. This report suggests ways to do so without compromising the aims of the policies. Ways to reduce costs include sharing experiences across agencies, regions or countries, exploiting already existing administrative networks, integrating government and private information systmes, reducing the number of agencies and using the latest information technologies.


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Executive Summary
Introduction
Chapter 1. Policy-related Transaction Costs of Agricultural Policies
Chapter 2. Policy-related Transaction Costs and Policy Choice
Chapter 3. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 4. A Case Study of the Policy-related Transaction Costs of PROCAMPO Payments in Mexico
Chapter 5. A Case Study of the Policy-related Transaction Costs of Direct Payments in Switzerland
Chapter 6. A Case Study of Policy-related Transaction Costs in Land Conservation Programmes in the United States


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