Abbreviations and acronyms

AVI

Administrative Agencies (Finland)

BMWI

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

CCDP

Co-ordinating Committee for Development Policy (Poland)

CCR

Cardiff Capital Region

CJC

Corporate Joint Committee

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

CPER

Contrats de Plan État-Région (France)

CRO

Chief Regional Officer

DBW

Development Bank of Wales

ELY

Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Finland)

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ESF

European Social Fund

ESIF

European Structural and Investment Funds

EU

European Union

EUR

Euro

FTC

Financial Transactions Capital

FUA

Functional urban area

GBP

Pound Sterling

GDP

Gross domestic product

GRW

Joint Task for the Improvement of Regional Economic Structures

GVA

Gross value added

IN

Intermediate

IPC

Indexed Per Capita

IT

Information Technology

IVL

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

KIBS

Knowledge-intensive business service

LDT

Landfill Disposals Tax

LTIP

Long Term Investment Plan

LTT

Land Transaction Tax

MIM

Mutual Investment Model

MIRT

Multi-Year Programme for Infrastructure, Spatial Planning and Transport (the Netherlands)

NDR

Non-domestic Rates

NICfW

National Infrastructure Commission for Wales

NSW

New South Wales

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OP

Operational Programme

OPP

Portugal Participatory Budget

PFI

Private Finance Initiative

PGF

Provincial Growth Fund

PIT

Personal Income Tax

PPP

Public-private partnership

PPP

Purchasing power parity

PR

Predominantly rural

PRC

Predominantly rural region close to a city

PRR

Predominantly rural remote region

PSB

Public Service Board

PU

Predominantly urban

R&D

Research and development

RAI

Regional Authority Index

RSES

Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

RSG

Revenue Support Grant

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SDP

Strategic Development Plan

SFT

Scottish Futures Trust

SME

Small- and medium-sized enterprise

SSA

Standard Spending Assessment

TIF

Tax Increment Financing

UK

United Kingdom

UN

United Nation

US

United States

USD

US Dollar

WDA

Welsh Development Agency

WEFO

Welsh European Funding Office

WFGA

Well-being of Future Generations Act

WHO

World Health Organization

WIMD

Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

WLGA

Welsh Local Government Association

WRA

Welsh Revenue Authority

WRIT

Welsh Rates of Income Tax

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