Governing Regional Development Policy

The Use of Performance Indicators

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This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy. It draws on the experiences of a number of OECD countries and provides an in-depth look at the cases of Italy, the United Kingdom (England), the United States and the European Union.  It builds on previous OECD work on the governance of  regional development policy by extending lessons about contractual relations among levels of government to performance indicator systems.  

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The National Performance Reserve in Italy

Italy is a unique national example of the use of explicit incentives to improve the performance of regional development policy. During the 2000-06 programming period for the EU Structural Funds, Italy extended and reinforced the logic of the EU performance reserve by adopted a national performance reserve aimed at promoting modernisation of the public administration. This chapter takes a look at the implementation of this performance reserve, the associated indicators, and the system currently in place for 2007-13.

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