Does Performance-Based Funding Work? A European Perspective

Ben Jongbloed*, Ariane de Gayardon

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Ever more systems globally are tying the distribution of core public funds to performance indicators and objectives. This article describes the landscape of performance-based funding in Europe and offers some insights into its positive impacts and unintended consequences. Using the experiences of European
systems, it also provides some recommendations for systems considering implementing or expanding performance-based funding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-31
Number of pages2
JournalInternational higher education
Issue number113
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2023


  • Higher Education
  • funding and financing
  • Performance based funding
  • Europe


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