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

Janet Dwyer, Mike Clark, James Kirwan, Carol Kambites, Nick Lewis, Anna Molnarova, Ken Thompson, Francesco Mantino (), Serena Tarangioli, Alessandro Monteleone, Martina Bolli, Patrizia Fagiani, Daniela Storti (), Simone Shiller, Karlheinz Knickel, Martin Farmer, David Baldock, Justin Bartley, Kaley Hart, Clunie Keenleyside, Marie Trantinova, Jaroslav Prazan and Dylan Bradley

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Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Common Agricultural Policy; Rural Development policy; Policy delivery; Institutional analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q18 R58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-07-07
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