The global context
In today's world, territorial systems find themselves in fierce competition. With the reduction of space and time restraints, the opportunities available to businesses and talent have expanded so significantly that the power of individual territorial systems to attract quality resources has become increasingly weak. But the level of competition is not the only influence. Economic resources are also key because those available to territorial systems are often limited.
Decisive in such an exposed, complex and sophisticated context are a top-notch reputation, appropriate strategy, clear-cut choices and close control over public spending.
Over the past twenty years, the evolution in the Public Administration sector and legislative output have created a number of interesting common policies, such as the development of forms of decentralization of responsibility, operational flexibility, orientation towards performance and development of productivity.