The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration, Vol 15, No 1(21) (2015)

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A TERRITORIAL PROFILE OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURES AT LAU 2 LEVEL, FOR 2007-2013 PERIOD IN ROMANIA

Cristina Lincaru, Speranta Pirciog, Vasilica Ciucă, Draga Atanasiu, Beatrice Chiriac

Abstract


In view to improve the use of Cohesion policy resources more effectively and efficiently, we propose to explore the achievements of Structural and Cohesion Funds in 2007-13 in Romania at NUTS 5 /LAU 2 level in rural and urban areas. The common reformed cohesion policy represented by the EU Regulation 1303/2013 proposes the integrated approach of territorial development. On this background the territorial unit of analysis is the local administrative unit as the smallest regional hub for integrated public policies, including cohesion policy as well. This analysis involves administrative data provided by MDRP – Regional Development and Public Administration Ministry, connected with socio-economic indicators provided by INS TEMPO.

The budgetary capacity of the LAU2 is evaluated using the spatial analysis applications according Anselin (2005, 2006 - using ARC GIS and GEODA software) for period 2007-2013.The main result of this article is the territorial heterogenic profile of public expenditures at LAU 2 level with focus on expenditures on projects funded by external grants (irredeemable), useful input for regional policy efficient targeting, especially on the background of the Jobs – Growth - Investment Plan’s New EU Initiative. Looking at the big picture it is visible the higher the spatial heterogeneity tendency in terms of socio economic indicators than the terms of local budget indicators, when is applied the LISA clusters analysis.


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