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Assessment of Drug-Related Public Expenditures in Croatia

Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović ; Ekonomski institut, Zagreb
Sunčana Slijepčević orcid id ; Ekonomski institut, Zagreb

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 189 Kb

str. 1-20

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Literature suggests that drug abuse is one of the major
health and social problems in today's society. Croatia
is no exception in this respect, although it belongs
among the European countries with medium drug use
prevalence. Consequently, the importance of evaluating
public drug policy is growing. Public expenditures on
combating drug problems are recognised as a very useful
indicator of government efforts in this regard. This paper
contains the results of the first research on drug-related
public expenditures conducted in Croatia for the period
between 2009 and 2012. Total drug-related public
expenditures, including both labelled and unlabelled
expenditures, are estimated and expenditures analysed
according to the purpose for which these expenditures
are intended. The estimation of drug-related public
expenditures is based on data collected by means of a
survey conducted among principal stakeholders in the
field of combating drug abuse in Croatia. Also, the
paper analyses expenditures according to the functional
classification so as to gain an insight into more detailed
purposes for which these expenditures are intended.
The results show that the largest part of total public
expenditures relates to the public function of public
order and safety, while smaller drug-related
expenditures are used for health, social protection
and education.

Ključne riječi

drug policy, public expenditures, evaluation, Croatia

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