State Regional Development Agency
The State Regional Development Agency (hereinafter referred to as SRDA) is known in the regions of Latvia as a national regulatory authority promoting regional development. The SRDA is an authority operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, and it is managing the programmes of state support and the activities of the European Union Structural Funds.
The SRDA is developing and extending its functions and tasks year by year. Initially starting its activities by administrating programmes for entrepreneurs in specially supported territories it currently embraces the implementation of various state and Structural Fund financed local municipality support programmes and has become an important player in promoting regional development.
An important SRDA action line is the assessment and analysis of regional development including the preparation and publishing of the analytical material "Development of Regions in Latvia" and the SRDA intends to continue this activity.
The SRDA cooperates with state authorities, local municipalities, planning regions and other partners involved in the processes of regional development in order to promote and coordinate regional development and contribute to achieving the common goals. One of the areas of the SRDA activities is participation in international cooperation projects in order to ensure exchange of information and experience at an international level.