B21: RDAs after 5 years

19th April 2004.

This month marks the fifth anniversary since England’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA’s) came into being. RDA’s were formally launched in eight English regions on 1st April 1999. The ninth, in London, was established in July 2000 following the establishment of the Greater London Authority (GLA).

This bulletin aims to take stock of what has been achieved by the RDA’s over the last five years, and outline what future challenges will be faced with the prospect of elected assemblies on the horizon.