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A new era in EU regional policy evaluation? the appraisal of the structural funds

Bachtler, J.F. and Michie, R. (1995) A new era in EU regional policy evaluation? the appraisal of the structural funds. Regional Studies, 29 (8). pp. 745-751. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

The paper reviews recent trends in the evaluation of E U regional policy. It begins by discussing recent experience in evaluating Structural Fund operations and then outlines how the regulatory environment has been changing. Lastly, the paper reflects on the latest developments with respect to ex ante appraisal and some of the issues that have emerged from the 1994 appraisal of regional development programmes.