Research on Inter-municipal Cooperation: Applying Impact Assessments

Inter-municipal cooperation ex ante ex post


The main task of local authorities is to care for and guarantee the quality of life and well-being of their citizens. In the last years, the local authorities are faced in front of unprecedented challenges related to new requirements and constraints. Inter-municipal cooperation is a well-known mechanism for dealing with some of them. Being complex and multifaceted, the IMC requires to be foreseen number of political and socio-economic factors. This, in turn, requires the implementation of an appropriate impact assessment mechanism to track and evaluate good ones from bad decisions. The subject of the report is the scope and the problems (issues) that the impact assessment has on the municipal cooperation.