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Author(s): Emília Malcata Rebelo
Paulo Pinho
Title: Regional impacts of infrastructural programmes: ex-post assessment methodologies revisited
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The main purpose of the project reported in this article consists in contributing to the methodological debate, and to developing a methodology on ex-post evaluation of public investments in large infrastructures. Within this scope, the research was developed in the Northern Region of Portugal, in order to identify how much past investment in infrastructures (carried out throughout the last decade) engendered a sustainable regional economic growth, and to what extent they were able to reduce inter-regional inequalities. It is proposed the development of an integrated and interactive set of tools to support regional planning decisions concerning the aggregate ex-post evaluation of these kinds of investments. This ex-post assessment of the regional impact of past public investments is likely to improve current regional development policies through: (i) analysis and computation of the regional benefits that accrued from public investments already performed, (ii) support to the definition of transparency and efficiency criteria in the application of public resources, (iii) redesign of future policies for public investments, and (iii) support to more balanced inter-regional development policies.
Subject: Ciências Sociais, Ciências sociais
Social sciences, Social sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais
Social sciences
Source: 24th AESOP Annual Conference 2010 "Space is Luxury"
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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