Journal article

Why is lived experience important for market stewardship? A proposed framework for why and how lived experience should be included in stewarding disability markets

A Meltzer, H Dickinson, E Malbon, G Carey

Evidence and Policy | Published : 2021


Background: Many countries use market forces to drive reform across disability supports and services. Over the last few decades, many countries have individualised budgets and devolved these to people with disability, so that they can purchase their own choice of supports from an available market of services. Key points for discussion: Such individualised, market-based schemes aim to extend choice and control to people with disability, but this is only achievable if the market operates effectively. Market stewardship has therefore become an important function of government in guiding markets and ensuring they operate effectively. The type of evidence that governments tend to draw on in marke..

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