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The economic impact of objective 1 inteventions for the period 2000 - 2006

  • Structural interventions of the Commission comprise expenditures for objective 1, objective 2 and objective 3. The three priority objectives of the Structural Funds are: • promoting the development and structural adjustment of the regions whose development is lagging behind (objective 1); • supporting the economic and social conversion of areas facing structural difficulties (objective 2); • supporting the adaptation and modernisation of policies and systems of education, training and employment. (objective 3). The purpose of this study is to quantify the economic impacts of objective 1 interventions of the Structural Funds for the period 2000 – 2006. The expenditures of the Structural Funds for objective 2 and objective 3, the Cohesion Fund, the Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-accession (ISPA) and loans which are granted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) are not included in the analysis. The study quantifies how much of expected development can be attributed to objective 1 expenditures for • Community interventions (Structural Funds), • public interventions (Structural Funds, national public interventions) and • total interventions (Structural Funds, national public interventions, private participation). The study uses the autumn 2001 forecast and medium-term projection of Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in order to calculate a baseline for the impact assessment. Today, the forecast itself seems rather optimistic. However, this does not cause problems for the analysis in this report, because the objective is to estimate the impact of the structural funds. In other words the objective is to estimate, for example, the additional growth caused by the structural funds and not to forecast growth as such. Therefore, whether the forecast as such will materialise is of no consequence for the impact analysis in this study.

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Author:Joerg BeutelORCiDGND
Document Type:Report
Year of Publication:2002
Release Date:2003/05/08
GND Keyword:Strukturfonds; Strukturpolitik
Institutes:Fakultät Wirtschafts-, Kultur- und Rechtswissenschaften
DDC functional group:330 Wirtschaft
Open Access?:Ja