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EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

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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.