To overcome internal differences, programmes must be tailored on a case-by-case basis
COMPLEX ISSUE Pay-for-performance programmes can be complex, making them difficult to establish and be effective
REGULATORY CASE The role of regulators is essential in setting up a country’s programme
KEY QUOTE Pay-for-performance programmes have the potential to become the great enablers of demand-side measures and infrastructure planning based on the “Efficiency First” principle ...
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