MID-TERM EVALUATION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE FACILITY - Technical annex
18 September 2023
3.1 Overview of the RRF's implementation in each of the selected Member States The following section presents a brief overview of the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility in each of the five selected Member States. [...] The governance structure provides for regular coordination meetings between the Länder and the federal line ministries responsible for reforms and investments that directly influence the obligations of the Länder, at the request of the Länder. [...] The cohesion policy is the EU's primary investment policy and focusses mainly on territorial cohesion, sustainable development, economic growth and mainstreaming of environmental considerations into policies and programmes across the EU.25 The Ministry of Finance is the national coordinator for the RRP, and the main body responsible for coordinating how the plan is monitored and implemented. [...] Thirdly, with regard to the criterion of the added value of organised civil society involvement, the organisations consulted during the visit to Germany highlighted the following points: ➢ They stated that they were only included in the first stage, but not in the drafting of the programmes/measures of the RRP. [...] ➢ The reduction of the powers of the Italian Court of Auditors was not seen as conducive to solid supervision of the implementation of the plan Secondly, with regard to the criterion of relevance, they underlined the following points: ➢ It was noted that in general the effects of the RRP have been positive, and in certain cases the goals and aims of Italy have coincided with those of the six pilla.