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Gis Assessment Of Development Gaps Among Romanian Administrative Units


  • Sorin Daniel MANOLE

    () ("Constantin Brâncoveanu" University, Calea Bascovului 2A, 110095, Pitesti, Romania)

  • Alexandru-Ionut PETRISOR

    () ("Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Academiei 18-20, 010014, Bucharest,)

  • Antonio TACHE

    () (National Institute for Research and Development URBAN INCERC, Nicolae Filipescu 53-55, 020961, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Ecaterina PÂRVU

    () (National Institute for Research and Development URBAN INCERC, Nicolae Filipescu 53-55, 020961, Bucharest, Romania,)


A new set of indices for monitoring the effects of implementing new regional development policies of the European Union, as well as other sectoral policies with territorial effects, resulted into the creation of new flexible systems, able to increase the administrative capacity to access structural and cohesion funds. The novelty of this study consists of the original methodology embedding mathematical methods (i.e., the ELECTRE and the index of development methods) in a GIS in order to produce hierarchies of the territorial indices at the NUTS levels III and V, displayed as charts and maps underlining the disparities between the socioeconomic, cultural and environmental aspects of the development. Our results suggest that the Romanian poorly developed egions are located in the south. Methodologically, the potential of the approach eveloped by this study recommends its usage as a planning tool of regional evelopment. The limitations are due to the sparse monitoring and lack of data covering Romania.

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  • Sorin Daniel MANOLE & Alexandru-Ionut PETRISOR & Antonio TACHE & Ecaterina PÂRVU, 2011. "Gis Assessment Of Development Gaps Among Romanian Administrative Units," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 6(4), pages 5-19, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:6:y:2011:i:4:p:5-19

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