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


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


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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  • Dwyer, Janet & Clark, Mike & Kirwan, James & Kambites, Carol & Lewis, Nick & Molnarova, Anna & Thompson, Ken & Mantino, Francesco & Tarangioli, Serena & Monteleone, Alessandro & Bolli, Martina & Fagia, 2008. "Review of Rural Development Instruments: DG Agri project 2006-G4-10. Final Report," MPRA Paper 50290, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:50290

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    Common Agricultural Policy; Rural Development policy; Policy delivery; Institutional analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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