Evaluating the impact of European Union Cohesion policy in less-developed countries and regions

  title={Evaluating the impact of European Union Cohesion policy in less-developed countries and regions},
  author={John Bradley},
  journal={Regional Studies},
  pages={189 - 200}
  • J. Bradley
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Economics
  • Regional Studies
Bradley J. (2006) Evaluating the impact of European Union Cohesion policy in less-developed countries and regions, Regional Studies 40, 189–199. The expansion of Structural Funds since the late 1980s presented European Commission and domestic policy-makers with design and impact evaluation challenges. Such policies moved beyond demand-side stimulation, and were aimed at the promotion of real convergence, mainly through productivity-enhancing, supply-side mechanisms. Research suggests that the… 

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