CSIL is an independent research and consulting company specialising in applied economic research and evaluation with specific expertise on EU regional development, competitiveness, industrial, research and innovation policies. Its main clients include different services of the European Commission, European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, and other national, European and international institutions.
Evaluation: For policymakers and public authorities, CSIL assesses the effects of public sector programmes to optimise public spending, increasing accountability and transparency and supporting policy-decision making. CSIL investigates competitiveness drivers and comparative advantages in local clusters and SMEs sectors to foster growth processes based on knowledge, innovation and internationalisation.
Training: as a recognised leader in the methodology CBA, CSIL has gained significant experience in the field of training for economists and professionals. In collaboration with the University of Milan, they annually organise the Summer School on 'Cost-benefit analysis of investment projects'.
Market research: since its establishment, CSIL has been monitoring the market of various industrial sectors worldwide. Today, CSIL is a leading research institute focusing on the furniture and furnishing industries (from raw materials up to finished products). CSIL owns and manages a sector statistics database collecting national data of consumption, production, trade and the main demand determinants for 100 countries, and a rich, up-to-date company database.
As a renewed centre of excellence for the analysis and research of economic development and its drivers, CSIL has contributed to several studies and research projects in the field of cluster development, entrepreneurship, support to growth and innovation of Small-Medium Enterprises, socio-economic impacts of research and innovation investment, digital agenda and technological megatrends, internationalisation, market analysis, and infrastructural development.
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