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Report on Policy Delivery Systems and their relations with types of governance models


  • Mantino, Francesco
  • Bolli, Martina
  • Fagiani, Patrizia
  • Tarangioli, Serena


This report has focused on many aspects linked to objectives of the WP3. We have tried to identify the main relations amongst the different levels of governance; we have also explored and described the delivery systems in different contexts, including those with a LEADER-like approach. The analysis of the delivery systems in different contexts is a crucial issue in understanding the impact of Rural Development Programmes. But RDP delivery is an issue not very widely studied in policy analysis and, when studied, is essentially based on the traditional State-Region dichotomy and on the operational side, on the opposition between National Programme and Regional Programmes. We need to explore delivery at the micro-level and to take into account of more complex variables. The typology that was identified in this report proved to some extent to explain the main differences between countries and regions. Based on two main dimensions, the typology classified delivery in four types: a) Centralised and driven by sectoral administration; b) Decentralised and driven by sectoral administration; c) Centralised and driven by multiple actors; d) Decentralised and driven by multiple actors. This typology of delivery is strictly based on typical variables of governance. Most countries have been managing their RDP(s) through a delivery system which is defined within the boundaries of sectoral administrations. Therefore, even the analysis of delivery confirms the dominance of agricultural interests in driving the implementation of RDP. This feature has to be associated with the concentration of the decisional power in the hands of central structures, being either Ministries or Regional Departments of Agriculture. These types show clear differences in terms of difficulties met by delivery and times of implementation. However, other differences emerge from the analysis between: · Groups of measures (mainly between measures of investment and measures of income support); · Groups of countries. We have to take into account relevant differences between old and new Member States, being much more diversified than was foreseen in their delivery systems and in the performances of the different systems. The analysis of crucial phases of the delivery reveals interesting differences according to type of macro-delivery, type of measure and group of countries in terms of times of implementation and intensity of problems met in delivery. However, implementation times are influenced by many institutional and structural variables, and the comparative analysis above needs some note of caution.

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  • Mantino, Francesco & Bolli, Martina & Fagiani, Patrizia & Tarangioli, Serena, 2010. "Report on Policy Delivery Systems and their relations with types of governance models," MPRA Paper 49975, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:49975

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    1. Mantino, Francesco, 2011. "Developing a Territorial Approach for the CAP," Working Papers 183564, National Institute of Agricultural Economics, Italy - INEA, Rural Development Policies.
    2. Mantino, Francesco, 2010. "The reform of EU rural development policy and the challenges ahead," MPRA Paper 49294, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Mantino, Francesco & Forcina, Barbara, 2011. "La governance delle politiche in aree rurali: il "nodo" delle relazioni tra politiche a livello regionale. I casi della Regione Puglia e della Regione Sardegna [The governance of rural po," MPRA Paper 50218, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2011.
    4. Mantino, Francesco, 2013. "Why policies fail? An institutional model explaining success and failure factors of rural development policies in Europe," MPRA Paper 50216, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Common Agricultural Policy; Rural Development Policy; Institutional economics; Governance;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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