A three-year pilot study has been carried out to assess whether a Result and Value Based payment model would be viable for agri-environmental payments
at the national Swedish level. Theoretical analysis indicates such payments would
be more efficient, which is supported by international evidence. The aim of the pilot was to investigate whether or not the model also works in practice and if it has significant advantages compared to previous management and cost-based payments. The pilot study included studying and evaluating the model in terms
of effectiveness, efficiency, administrative issues, control properties, transaction costs and farmers’ experiences.
This project was a collaboration between the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish National Heritage Board and the County Administrative Boards.