Regional Analysis of Implementation of the National Rural Development Programme 2007-2013

Camelia TOMA, Camelia GAVRILESCU, Crina TURTOI

Abstract


Rural areas, representative for Romania, have substantial development resources, but unevenly distributed in terms of demography, landforms, soil, climate and vegetation. These disparities are reflected in the socio-economic development of the respective areas and the quality of life of their rural population. The study examines regional disparities in the implementation of the RDP 2007-2013 based on information and public data of the monitoring reports and, as well, based on the previous studies of other research teams. The data used were taken from the national statistics, as well from  national publications, on which we made calculations and own interpretations. The study analyzed the degree of reaching the objectives set in terms of public expenditure by the end of 2015, grouped by axes, measures, development regions and counties. The research results have revealed an inhomogeneity between realized and planned public spending, both at axes level and measures one, while significant differences in regional and county level were as well observed. Some causes of lower absorption of certain measures were generally at national level,  beneficiaries encountering difficulties due to lack of own resources for co-financing, while others were due to long periods of implementation specific to particular investment domains. For other measures, the multiannual or specific nature of certain geographical and environmental areas, or the amount of the granted grants, favoured exceeding of the allocated budget expenditure or determined a high degree of absorption.


Keywords


axes, counties, development regions, European funds, measures

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:12261


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