Distance travelled: towards a PIE services assessment and specification tool 

6: Borrowing for a PIEs Service Assessment and Specification

The approach proposed and outlined in the rest of this paper might usefully incorporate elements of all five of the frameworks explored in Section 5.   An on-going dialogue with practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders may be necessary, to find the best ‘fit’; and a co-production model for development of the model, and testing of variants, seems appropriate.  

This means a programme of development work; and this would be somewhat labour intensive; and this will have significant cost implications.  The minimum and maximum requirements and the priorities for task are spelled out in: Section 7: Summary of essential & desirable features for a fully validated  PIEs evaluation tool development programme.

The options for funding such development are then explored in: Section 8: PIEs assessment tool development funding: initial options appraisal