Regional governance in the context of globalisation: reviewing governance mechanisms and administrative costs
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This is the first study to provide a systematic evidence-based survey of the administrative workload and costs for Member State public authorities of the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund during the 2007-2013 period.
The study concluded that:
- an estimated 3-4% of total eligible expenditure is devoted to administration
- there are considerable variations in administrative costs and workload between programmes
- the highest proportion of administrative costs lies with the Managing Authorities
- there is a heavy workload associated with project selection and verification of deliverables.