Governance solutions and mechanisms
To improve the provision of public goods in European agricultural and forestry landuse-systems demands optimised solutions and mechanisms, which are targeted to the regional context and the relevant public good context. Optimisation could mean the combination of different mechanisms, such as financial incentives, collective instruments, market instruments or measures of information and awareness-building. Optimisation could also mean a better design of single instruments, e.g. better and more acceptable payment schemes. Optimisation could also mean to better tailor the management measures behind the respective schemes to the actual provision of the targeted public good. Finally, optimisation could mean the better spatial targeting of the area in which the public good is provided and the instrument therefore is available.
For further description and information about the formulation and evaluation of governance mechanisms made within the PROVIDE Project, interested readers may consult the project’s deliverables D5.1, D5.2 and D5.3. They can be found here.