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Assessing the Impact of Rural Development Policies

Assessing the Impact of Rural Development Policies

Objective

The RuDI study will provide a thorough analysis of the design, delivery and impact of EU Rural Development Policy (incl. LEADER). The study combines quantitative and qualitative approaches starting with a critical review of the state-of-the-art in RD theory and the conceptual frameworks and approaches used in RD policy evaluation. In the study the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) and the underlying intervention and impact logics will be critically examined. The positive and negative effects of rural development policies on institutional, social, economic and environmental level will be identified and described in a set of carefully selected and framed case studies. The impact assessment will also include those impacts that have not been anticipated. The case studies will be representative of the structural differences that can be found in the characteristics of rural areas across the EU. Focus will be on different types and characteristics of territory, interrelations with RD programme priorities and measures, and an assessment of their 'hard' and 'soft' impacts. The comparative cross-national analysis of the case studies will provide a better understanding of driving forces in policy design, the strengths and weaknesses of different delivery and governance models, the positive and negative impacts of RD policies and, most importantly, a more convincing conceptual and methodological framework for evaluating RD policy. Consultations with RD policy actors and evaluators will ensure that the analyses are closely coordinated with the demands and possibilities of practitioners. The RuDI study will be concluded with recommendations for a more appropriate RD policy design, delivery, impact monitoring and assessment.
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Coordinator

VEREIN FUER LANDLICHE STRUKTURFORSCHUNG EV

Address

Kurfuerstenstrasse 49
60486 Frankfurt Am Main

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 561 680

Administrative Contact

Peter Franz (Mr.)

Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 382 510

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 616

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 583

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 127 766

BUNDESANSTALT FUER BERGBAUERNFRAGEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 190 445

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 145 164

NORDREGIO

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 260 576

MITTETULUNDUSUHING OKOLOOGILISTE TEHNOLOOGIATE KESKUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 184 987

USTAV ZEMEDELSKE EKONOMIKY A INFORMACI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 137 536

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213034

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2010

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 257 692

  • EU contribution

    € 2 517 863

Coordinated by:

VEREIN FUER LANDLICHE STRUKTURFORSCHUNG EV

Germany