Type: Technical Report
Rethinking the governance and delivery of the Cohesion Policy Funds : is the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) a model?
Technical Report, European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy, Reflection Group on the Future of Cohesion Policy, Final Report, 2023/08
ZEITLIN, Jonathan, BOKHORST, David Jonas, EIHMANIS, Edgars, Rethinking the governance and delivery of the Cohesion Policy Funds : is the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) a model?, European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy, Reflection Group on the Future of Cohesion Policy, Final Report, 2023/08 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/76078
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The Cohesion Policy Funds (CPF) have faced continuous debate about their effectiveness in reaching specified performance objectives, while at the same time advancing broader EU policy goals. The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF)’s “performance-based financing” model, where payment is based on the fulfilment of milestones and targets, rather than reimbursement of eligible costs, is sometimes presented as a superior alternative and possible inspiration for the future of the CPF. The RRF model centralises authority in the hands of national governments and promises tighter integration of investment and reforms, with monitoring focusing on results instead of receipts. In this context, it is crucial to understand more precisely how the RRF model differs from that of CPF and how the RRF model has been working out in practice, in order to draw lessons for the future of the CPF, which is the goal of this paper.
Published online: November 2023
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/76078
Series/Number: European Commission; Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy; Reflection Group on the Future of Cohesion Policy; Final Report; 2023/08
Publisher: European Commission
Sponsorship and Funder information:
This expert paper has been sponsored by DG REGIO of the European Commission.
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