This study proposes a comparative analysis at regional level of the degree of concentration of the co-financed expenditure with structural funds, in the 2007/13 programming period. About the principal expenditure types, the fragmentation level of the interventions is estimated by the Herfindahl-Hirschman concentration index. Indeed part of the literature holds that the concentration of investments in determined sectors or geographic areas is a significant aspect of the politics of development. Analysis needs to be performed both considering the territory and the expenditure type. The results indicate that the average loan is higher in the South than in the Central and North part of the Country.
Keywords: Concentration of expenditure; structural funds; Herfindahl-Hirschman.
Jel Code: C80, H11, H72