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Capturing impacts of Leader and of measures to improve Quality of Life in rural areas

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  • Grieve, John
  • Lukesch, Robert
  • Weinspach, Ulrike
  • Fernandes, Pedro Alfonso
  • Brakalova, Marina
  • Cristiano, Simona
  • Geissendorfer, Manfred
  • Nemes, Gustav
  • O'Gready, S.
  • Sepulveda, Rodrigo Ortiz
  • Pfefferkorn, Wolfgang
  • Pollermann, Kim
  • Pylkkanen, Paivi
  • Ricci, Carlo
  • Slee, William
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    The Helpdesk of European Evaluation Network for Rural Development supported by a group of external experts has prepared a Working Paper on ”Capturing the impacts of Leader and measures to improve the Quality of life (QoL) in rural areas”. The working paper provides methodological support for evaluators, managing authorities and other interested parties. The main evaluation challenges include: assessing the “double scope” of Leader (it is both a process and generates impacts); the need to adequately define what is QoL in the context of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs); tackling the qualitative nature of the effects; identifying contributions from small-scale interventions; and the fact that the EU’s Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) requires assessment of impacts ultimately at programme level. The working paper is targeted primarily at practitioners involved in the evaluation of the current RDPs (2007-2013). It proposes a framework of reference which provides a conceptual model in order to assess Quality of Life around four dimensions – environment, socio-culture, economy and governance.

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    Paper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 122nd Seminar, February 17-18, 2011, Ancona, Italy with number 99363.

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    Keywords: Rural development; impact evaluation; leader; quality of life; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q18;

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