The Synthetic Regional Development Index (SRDI) is based on a conceptual model that favors a multidimensional vision of regional development, structuring it in three components: competitiveness, cohesion and environmental quality. With the release of the results for 2015, INE continues the production cycle of version 2 of the ISDR, covering a series of data for the period 2011-2015, corresponding to the reference of the NUTS III organization established by Regulation (EU) n No 868/2014 of 8 August (NUTS-2013).
In 2015, according to the results of the synthetic index of regional development, five of the 25 Portuguese NUTS III regions exceeded the national average in terms of global regional development - the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Oporto, Alto Minho, the Region of Aveiro And the Leiria Region. The territorial picture of the competitiveness index reveals that the regions with the highest indexes are concentrated in the littoral of the Continent. The Lisbon Metropolitan Area had the highest competitiveness index, standing out from other regions. The Region of Aveiro, the Metropolitan Area of Porto and, marginally, Alentejo Litoral also surpassed the national average.
Source: National Statistics Institute