Balance of Competences Cohesion Review: Literature Review on EU Cohesion Policy

Laura Polverari, John Bachtler

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The aim of the study is to undertake an assessment of the evidence on EU Cohesion policy concerning whether and to what extent the objectives of the relevant policies have been met, and whether these policies and funds have delivered value for money – and an under standing of how this varies within and between policies. The review also consider ed EU infrastructure expenditure that might contribute to the broad aim of cohesion, specifically Trans-European Networks.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyDepartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) formerly BIS
Number of pages126
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • balance of competences
  • EU cohesion policy
  • literature review
  • EU member states

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