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Conclusions

The analysis does, however, provide insights into how administrative capacity for Cohe-

sion policy was established and evolved. The EU8 were largely able to put in place the

requisite organizational structures and human resources, procedures and tools but it some-

times took until 2006 for the capacity to be fully available. A grading of each of the

capacity indicators (see Table 8) shows that for every indicator, each country had put in

place at least a basic level of capacity and in many cases it was rated as “developing”,

albeit with variation between countries.