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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Economic Planning and Management

GDSI is one of Europe‚Äôs leading firms of economic development programmers. We have more than 20 years experience in the preparation of national, sectoral and regional development programmes in both EU member states and pre-accession economies. In addition to the preparation of economic development programmes, GDSI has significant expertise in creating the management systems necessary to implement such programmes effectively.  As part of the management arrangements for such programmes, we have:

  • built the capacity of Managing Authorities in various countries to co-ordinate and manage development programmes (particularly in the context of the effective absorption of EU Structural Funds)
  • designed the mechanisms and procedures for project preparation and assessment
  • established monitoring and evaluation systems as an integral part of the programme management effort
  • set up financial control and audit procedures for these programmes

We have specialist expertise in the preparation of economic and physical development plans for the establishment of industrial zones and other types of economic infrastructure.

GDSI offers a full range of services covering all aspects economic planning and management, including:

  • National development programming
  • Regional and rural development programming
  • Sectoral development programming
  • Planning of economic infrastructure projects (industrial zones, special zones, tourism developments, etc.)
  • Short-, medium- and long-term economic planning
  • Programme management systems including institutional arrangements, monitoring and evaluation systems, financing procedures, monitoring and evaluation systems, etc
  • Socio-economic surveys and research Training to policy makers and practitioners