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Criticalities in the Funding, Planning and Selection of Infrastructure Projects in Italy


  • Piero Casadio
  • Marco Paccagnella


This paper highlights some drawbacks in the planning of infrastructures and public works in Italy. The major flaws lie in the overlapping of competences and failure to implement effective coordination mechanisms among the different levels of government, together with the lack of a clear financial framework and funding mechanisms that lead to a number of works in excess of the available funds. These problems are aggravated by deficient monitoring and evaluation of interventions, whether in progress or ex post.

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  • Piero Casadio & Marco Paccagnella, 2012. "Criticalities in the Funding, Planning and Selection of Infrastructure Projects in Italy," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0234

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    1. Vaghi Carlo & Milotti Alberto, 2009. "New Instruments for Financing Transport Infrastructures in Italy," Economia dei Servizi, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 377-398.
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    Infrastructures; Programming; Multilevel governance;

    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock


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