An EPRC study prepared for the Budget committee of the European Parliament assessed factors that influence implementation of the EU’s Structural Funds (Cohesion policy). It identified issues related to Cohesion policy regulations, internal management and capacity.
Alongside this, the study identified external factors beyond the control of implementing authorities, these include: the economic and political context and institutional settings (quality of governance).
The final version of the study was published in September 2018. It can be found here and following this link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/621785/IPOL_STU(2018)621785_EN.pdf
On 10 July 2018 Martin Ferry and Fabian Gal of EPRC presented the study to Members of the European Parliament in Brussels.