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PES governance structures vary significantly between Member States. Some PES are part of ministerial structures, while some are organised as executive agencies. Others are more independent bodies, often characterised by greater regional or local autonomy. Depending on the overall organisational approach, there are also different degrees of involvement of other actors within PES management structures, with some, for instance, including social partners on their management boards.
In some countries, the trend has been towards greater decentralisation of decision-making on service priorities, budgetary allocations and partnerships, whereas other PES remain more centralised structures. Different approaches to PES governance can influence the range and quality of the services delivered and consequently labour market outcomes.
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