This paper seeks to explain the essence of M4P – its rationale, its key principles and features and the main implementation tasks. It is aimed at a broad audience for whom M4P is relevant – policymakers, agency officials, consultants, NGOs, researchers and government staff – and provides a brief synthesis of the main evidence and arguments for the approach. Its purpose is to:
- Summarise key trends and issues in M4P.
- Contribute to new thinking and more effective practice.
- Provide an introduction to a series of connected documents on M4P
Professionals seeking to understand the M4P approach, including its rationale, key principles and implementation.