Economic development programming in Scotland: strategies, governance and accountability

This project addressed the Scottish framework for economic development policy and was commissioned by IRPET, the Tuscan regional research institute on economic programming, as a case study for a broader comparative analysis of methods and practices of economic programming in EU regions other than Toscana. The research covered the following themes: the devolution of economic development competences in the UK; the governance of economic development in Scotland; the strategic priorities and instruments for economic development in Scotland; the Scottish policy-making process for economic development; the implementation of economic development activities; the evaluation of economic development policies. The report, delivered in Italian, concluded with some considerations on the strengths and weaknesses of the Scottish model, drawing some lessons for the Italian experience in the field of economic development policy-making and implementation.

Funded by: IRPET, Italy

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