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INDICATOR SYSTEM

INDICATOR SYSTEM

In line with art. 8 and 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 and art. 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 and in order to strengthen the result-orientation of the Programme, common Output Indicators, Programme-specific Result Indicators and Programme-specific Output Indicators are defined and monitored.

RESULT INDICATORS relating to the priority concerned

RESULT INDICATORS relating to the priority concerned

 Quantitative result indicators have been set to prove the change the Programme delivers in the Italy-Croatia territory.

The selection of the result indicators has been guided by the following elements: 

  • they should capture the essence of the change;
  • they must be in agreement that a movement in a particular direction is a favourable or an unfavourable result;
  • they must be reliable and statistically validated;
  • they must be characterised by timely data collection: available when needed, with room for debate and revision if necessary.

The chosen result indicators have been expressed through quantitative targets.

In accordance with the requirements of art. 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013, baseline and target values are required at the beginning of the Programme.
The baseline value refers to the state of the art at the beginning of the Programme, whereas the target value quantifies the contribution of the Programme to the change sought (impact of the Programme).
Both baseline and target values relate to all potential beneficiaries.
As far as the target values are concerned, they can be influenced both by the Programme and other factors. 
The target values have been defined having regard to the current trend of each selected indicator and to the financial allocation to each Specific Objective which determines the Programme contribution to the desired change.

Italy-Croatia CBC Programme result indicators are collected at the following link:

OUTPUT INDICATORS relating to the operations supported

OUTPUT INDICATORS relating to the operations supported

The established output indicators cover all Investment Priorities and derive from the intervention logic of the Programme expressing its actions.

The Programme has opted for the identification of output indicators mirroring the specific products to be delivered in accordance with the goals each Specific Objective intends to achieve: as a consequence of that, output indicators have not been generally conceived (e.g.: number of tools developed) but specifically addressed to each Specific Objective.

In accordance with the requirements of art. 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013, baseline and target values are required at the beginning of the Programme.

The baseline value shall be zero for all the identified output indicators. The target values reflect the quantification of the products that the wished interventions should produce and the related costs. Setting the quantification of the output indicators has revealed to be challenging as the Programme is new and since the output indicators cannot be quantified according to the computation of unit costs or to the capacity of the potential beneficiaries. The final target of output indicators has been set according to the type of project to be supported (standard or strategic one) and to its financial size.

FINANCIAL INDICATORS relating to expenditure allocated

FINANCIAL INDICATORS relating to expenditure allocated

According to art. 22(7) of the Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 each programme has to lay down detailed arrangements for determining the milestones and targets in the performance framework for each priority included in the Programme in order to assess the achievement of those milestones and targets.

The definition of the performance values has taken into account the following considerations:

  • variable time for the implementation of operations in accordance with the examples of actions and identified outputs;
  • different financial allocation to operations in accordance with priority axes and with the assumption about how goals can be better reached (with strategic projects, standard projects or both);
  • realistic quantification of the selected performance indicators, i.e. neither too low, nor too high;
  • identification of output indicators or key implementation steps in accordance with the specificities of each priority axis;
  • selection of the output indicators and key implementation steps corresponding to minimum 51% of the financial allocation to the priority;
  • lack of direct past experience which makes the elaboration of a realistic forecast difficult.

The considerations above are also reflected in the definition of the financial target.

It has been assumed that the financial target can differ in relation, for example, to the typology of activity to be implemented and to the need of purchasing relevant equipment of achieving pilot activities, which require the launch of public procurement procedures.

For each Thematic Priority Axis, financial targets have been, therefore, prudently estimated, also in relation to the novelty of the Programme