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Romania Catching-Up Regions : Areas or Sectors for Interjurisdictional Cooperation (Romanian)

Jurisdictional boundaries, when they are drawn, try to find a balance between proximity to citizens and their needs and efficient service delivery, while taking a series of factors into consideration. As such, jurisdictions vary in size from country to country. While there is no evidence that smaller or larger jurisdictions have an influence on overall economic performance of a country, day-to-day practice indicates that existent jurisdictional boundaries rarely respond fully to public service delivery needs. For a variety of areas or sectors, interjurisdictional cooperation agreements are needed, and such agreements are in place virtually in every country. The scope of this report is to identify the public areas or sectors in Romania that would benefit from interjurisdictional cooperation agreements. The report is part of a suite of reports that aim to determine how partnerships between different jurisdictions could become eligible for EU financing in the 2021-2027 programming period. The report first looks at the experience of developed countries with interjurisdictional cooperation agreements and identifies a number of areas or sectors that are commonly subject to such agreements. Second, the report outlines the relevant Romanian legislation. Third, the report summarizes original World Bank research on the interjurisdictional cooperation areas or sectors that sub-national administrations identify as being of highest need. Lastly, the report identifies the area or sectors in Romania that are ideal candidates for sub-national interjurisdictional cooperation agreements, with more in-depth analyses on some of these key areas or sectors.


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    Kriss,Paul, Ionescu-Heroiu,Marcel, Silimela,Yondela Tembakazi, Taralunga,Nicolae, Ivanov,Ioana, Cristea,Marius, Ghintuiala,Daiana-Luisa, Vintan,Adina Dorina, Moldoveanu,George Alexandru

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    Romania Catching-Up Regions : Areas or Sectors for Interjurisdictional Cooperation

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Kriss,Paul Ionescu-Heroiu,Marcel Silimela,Yondela Tembakazi Taralunga,Nicolae Ivanov,Ioana Cristea,Marius Ghintuiala,Daiana-Luisa Vintan,Adina Dorina Moldoveanu,George Alexandru

Romania Catching-Up Regions : Areas or Sectors for Interjurisdictional Cooperation (Romanian). Romania: Catching-Up Regions Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.