The study on “Geography of expenditure” is one of the Work Packages of the ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, which focuses on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF). Its purpose was to collect data on the cumulative allocations to selected projects and the expenditures of both ERDF and CF programmes at the NUTS3 level of EU regions for all 28 EU countries and covered the Convergence, Regional Competitiveness and Employment (RCE) as well as the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) Objectives for the period 2007-2013. Data was... collected, with the support of a network of national experts, from the Managing Authorities of 303 OPs, directly at the NUTS3 level where available, broken down by 86 priority themes. Estimates were performed when data were available at lower level of detail (e.g. NUTS1, NUTS2). As part of the study, the 2007-2013 dataset was consolidated with similar data for the period 2000-2006, to create a unified database for the last two programming periods at NUTS2 level. The study also investigates the feasibility of further extending the database and creating a single time series from 1994 onwards. The results of data collection and estimation at NUTS3 as well as of consolidation at NUTS2 level are shown in maps to provide some first insights into the distribution of funds and trends over programming periods. The data collected and estimated in the study is stored in easy-to-use databases (2007-2014 and 2000-2014) to make the information available for further analysis by the Commission (e.g. econometric analysis of the impact of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013), the research community and the general public.