on financial instruments under the European
fi-compass is a platform for advisory services
Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
sector to create jobs and enhance growth in the EU. Financial Instruments will
Financial instruments using the European Social Fund
can support a wide range of financially viable
investment projects

Seven steps to effective ex-ante assessments for ESIF financial instruments

An ex-ante assessment is a crucial, and therefore mandatory, step in the overall lifecycle of ESIF financial instruments. Ex-ante assessments help everyone involved to understand the investment needs in a specific area. Results from the ex-ante work will also confirm the role that financial instruments can play in achieving policy objectives for ESIF programmes. A new video summarising seven essential stages of an ex-ante assessment for ESIF financial instruments has just been published by fi-compass. The film points out seven key aspects of the ex-ante process. These cover market assessment procedures as well as advice about how to confirm delivery and management details.