Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regional Policy

Laura Polverari, John Bachtler, Arno Van Der Zwet

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The past two decades have seen increasing attention being given to the evaluation of regional policy
at both European and national levels.1 As a previous EoRPA noted, ‘evaluation is a well-established
component of the policy process in a number of countries and continues to be used for regional policy
management and accountability, feeding into adjustments of on-going interventions and informing
future plans’. The growing importance accorded to evaluation has been driven by the need to justify
public spending as well as an interest in understanding ‘what works’ in regional policy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)1871130972
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018


  • regional policy
  • cohesion policy
  • Europe

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