From the Corriere: The «model» Regions? Even without autonomy


Before thinking about differentiated regionalism it would be necessary to evaluate how the regional administrative machinery works and above all to understand to what extent "statutory differentiation" affects performance. Start from this consideration W The Regions?” the new Fondazione Etica report on the Public Rating of the Regions, edited by Paola Caporossi.

The book, introduced by the foreword by the director of Corriere della Sera Luciano Fontana, offers an x-ray of the Italian regions in terms of budgetary capacity, governance, personnel management, quality of services provided and integrity of contracts. What emerges is that to have good results, autonomy is not decisive. In fact, the Regions with the best quality rating are Lombardy and Tuscany (both benchmarks) followed by Emilia-Romagna: three Regions with ordinary statute.

From the analysis of the Regions with special statute – reads the report – a substantially obvious picture emerges: the two Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano are both benchmarks, while Sardinia and Sicily are the last in the Public Rating ranking”. The real surprise is that Trento and Bolzano, despite obtaining a good result, do not reach the rating of Lombardy, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.

(Read the whole articleCorriere della Sera, Saturday 13 July 2019)