Policy Brief: Impact assessment of EU Financial Assistance to the Republic of Serbia: Time for Change?

This document has been written by Insititute for Territorial Economic Development - InTER's researches:  Vesela Curkovic and Dragisa Mijacic within the scope of TRAIN  Programme (Think Tanks providing Research and Advice through  Interaction and Networking) funded by German Council on Foreign  Relations. The main goal of the paper is to raise awareness on necessity to measure impact of EU financial assistance to the socio-economic and political changes in the Republic of Serbia.

This paper argues for the necessity of a comprehensive impact assessment of EU financial assistance to Serbia to-date, with the parallel goal of designing better instruments for measuring impact, and thereby contributing to improved policy design for the country’s socio-economic development and future EU accession. The paper explores the scale of EU assistance in Serbia, giving an overview of the history of EU development cooperation over the time period 2000-2012, before going on to provide an analysis of the tools currently used for assessing impacts of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). The paper ends with conclusions and policy recommendations for including impact assessment as an integral element of all EU-assisted operations.

Source: email by Dragisa Mijacic, Director, Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER)

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  • Other


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Vesela Ćurković and Dragiša Mijačić
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
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Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on November 7, 2012
Modified on November 7, 2012