The Regional Development Document

The document known as the regional development programme (RDP) for each financing period is a basic programmatic, strategic, and implementation document at the regional level designed to harmonise the region’s development objectives, determine the relevant instruments, and assess the funds needed for their realisation.

The RDP contains a situation analysis, defines the development opportunities, the development vision, and the region’s objectives and priorities; it also financially evaluates the planned programmes and projects. The RDP is realised through agreements on the region’s development, which contain both regional and sectoral projects