This report covers the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods. For the 2007-2013 programming period the implementation report deals with all the funds under Heading 1b ‘Cohesion policy’ of the financial framework: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF). For the 2014-2020 programming period the report deals with the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), namely the ERDF, the CF, the ESF (including the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)-specific allocation), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). It also covers the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD), which is part of Heading 1b but is not an ESI Fund. The report does not cover the EAFRD and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) of Heading 2 ‘Natural resources’ of the 2007-2013 financial framework, which were not Structural Funds during that programming period. This report displays rounded numbers. When summed up they may generate a difference to total numbers. The report uses EU-28 data, as the United Kingdom was still a member of the European Union in the reference period (2019).