Why we must work toward a recognised international standard in evaluation of upstream interventions

Johnson, Matthew and Johnson, Elliott and Webber, Laura and Pickett, Kate (2021) Why we must work toward a recognised international standard in evaluation of upstream interventions. Evidence & Policy Blog.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased interest in Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a means of addressing a range of socio-economic insecurities. While previous trials of cash transfer schemes have often focused on low-level transfers inadequate to satisfy the needs for which the policy was originally developed, emerging pilots are moving toward a position of increasing generosity. Our multidisciplinary project, Examining the Health Case for UBI, has brought together colleagues in behavioural science, public health, epidemiology and economics to establish pathways to health impact outlined in Figure 1 below. Our work suggests the potential for significant health impact and attendant economic benefit via reduced healthcare costs and increased economic activity. The model suggests that elements of impact may only be felt if payment is set at a more generous level. This could create greater return on investment and, ironically, a more cost-effective system.

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20 Apr 2021 15:35
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