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Review of Rural Development Instruments: DG Agri project 2006-G4-10. Final Report

Dwyer, Janet and Clark, Mike and Kirwan, James and Kambites, Carol and Lewis, Nick and Molnarova, Anna and Thompson, Ken and Mantino, Francesco and Tarangioli, Serena and Monteleone, Alessandro and Bolli, Martina and Fagiani, Patrizia and Storti, Daniela and Shiller, Simone and Knickel, Karlheinz and Farmer, Martin and Baldock, David and Bartley, Justin and Hart, Kaley and Keenleyside, Clunie and Trantinova, Marie and Prazan, Jaroslav and Bradley, Dylan (2008): Review of Rural Development Instruments: DG Agri project 2006-G4-10. Final Report. Published in: (7 July 2008)

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The aim of the study was to review the policy instruments under the framework of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), 2007-13, by: • reviewing intervention rationales and instruments and their use against the objectives, priorities and key actions in the EU Strategic Guidelines; • assessing whether and how RD rationales and instruments should be adapted to deliver these more effectively. The study involved 8 tasks, grouped into 3 themes of analysis: 1) the targeting of EU-27 rural development expenditure, 2000-13, including the development of databases of EU-27 rural area characteristics and ‘indicators of need’ for RD; 2) consideration of the adequacy of the current EAFRD framework, based upon an evaluation of instruments’ cost-effectiveness; the a priori development of a typology of RD interventions and catalogue of instruments; an analysis of delivery mechanisms; and assessment of instruments in ‘fiches’; 3) conclusions and recommendations. In the event, progress in finalising national and/or regional RDPs 2007-13 was delayed,over the study period. Thus, the approach was modified to incorporate more qualitative analysis and the expenditure analysis was made using incomplete figures (July 2007), so 4% of total EAFRD planned expenditure was missing.

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