Regional development agencies in Australia: A comparative evaluation of institutional strengths and weaknesses

A. Maude, A. Beer

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Abstract

This paper examines the factors contributing to the effectiveness of regional development agencies in two Australian states, Queensland and Western Australia. The paper reviews research on the rise of local and regional economic development across developed nations and considers the problems inherent in programme and policy evaluation within local economic development. It is argued that through interviews with practitioners it is possible to identify a relatively simple typology of institutional factors likely to influence the success or otherwise of an agency. These indicators are then compared with the results of a self-evaluation questionnaire.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalTown Planning Review
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2000

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