Under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for Ireland 2007-13 there are three Operational Programmes. These are an ESF-assisted Human Resources Development Programme and two ERDF-assisted Regional Operational Programmes in the two NUTS II Regions – the Border, Midlands and Western (BMW) and Southern and Eastern (S&E) Regions.
This is the Ex Ante Evaluation Report of the BMW Regional Operational Programme 2007-13. This Programme will be operated under the Regional Assembly as Managing Authority, in co-operation with implementing Departments and agencies. This final report of the Ex Ante Evaluation is based on the draft Operational Programme as at February 23rd 2007.