Financial Instruments under Cohesion Policy 2007-13

Cite as: Wishlade, F., Michie, R., Vernon, P., Kah, S., Gloazzo, C., Zuleeg, F., Dheret, C., & Tasheva, I. (2016) Financial Instruments under Cohesion Policy 2007-13 Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department D: Budgetary Affairs, Brussels.

This study assesses the implementation of financial instruments (FIs) in Cohesion policy during the 2007-13 programming period. It takes stock of existing knowledge on the operation of FIs as reflected in the academic literature and policy documents. A comparative analysis of eight case studies, focusing on the different stages in the lifecycle of FIs, provides the basis on which to draw lessons from the implementation of FIs in 2007­ 13, highlighting implications for 2014-20.

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