The project binds with the Estonia National Development Plan for the European Union’s Structural Funds (NDP). The main objective of the document was to give an overview of suitable methodology for identifying the success rates of NDP’s impact indicators and to introduce the achievements so far.
„The project can be seen as a pilot project, in which the methodology was developed and tested on the projects of structural funds.“ – Merit Tatar
Following factors are defined as the impact indicators in NDP:
- Jobs created and maintained during the 12 months after the end of the project (the first, second and third priority).
- New companies that have established with the support of the Structural Funds and are active 18 months later (the second and third priority).
- The proportion of benefited people who believe that supported physical infrastructure projects have raised the attractiveness of their region as a business and living environment (the fourth priority).
Priority No 1
The aim was to create and maintain 2,000 jobs. By the time of the study, 1,439 jobs have created which is perfectly decent result.
Priority No 2
As a whole, the target of jobs in NDP was 5,640 of which 50% was supposed to be or women. Slightly more than 10% or 585 jobs have created of which 45% is for women.
Priority No 3
Based on the results of the study, it can be assumed that the success rate defined in NDP will be exceeded significantly after the evaluation of all projects. After assessing 777 projects the rate is already 70% more than expected.
Priority No 4
The proportion of benefited people who believe that supported physical infrastructure projects have raised the attractiveness of their region as a business and living environment is 65%.