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Making the Most of Public Investment in the Eastern Slovak Republic

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Published on April 01, 2016

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The Slovak Republic joined the European Union in 2004, the Schengen area in 2007 and the euro in 2009. These events, coupled with decentralisation reform and the creation of administrative regions, have brought significant change. While overall growth has been impressive compared to OECD countries overall, benefits have not accrued equally across the country. Public investment could potentially improve regional conditions and attract private funding, but governance bottlenecks stand in the way. This case study shows that the main obstacles to effective public investment are linked to high local fragmentation as well as the challenges national and subnational administrations face in designing and implementing investment strategies that correspond to local needs. Drawing on a detailed set of indicators, the study provides recommendations to address these challenges and make the most of public investment in the Slovak Republic.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Slovak Republic's decentralisation context
Economic growth and regional well-being in the Eastern Slovak Republic
Sub-national public investment
Strengths and challenges for public investment management for the Eastern Slovak Republic
Annotated Summary Assessment
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