The project aims at: i) developing quantitative techniques that enable a non-biased ex-post evaluation of the impact of EU RD programmes, i.e. disentangling the programme effect from other exogenous factors; calculating programmes substitution, replacement, deadweight loss and other indirect effects; ii) deriving an aggregated indicator of regional development, the Rural Development Index (RDI), to be used for ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of RD programmes in rural areas; iii) developing quantitative techniques that enable a more precise ex-ante evaluations of RD programmes by taking into consideration the impact of tangible and intangible factors; iv) comparing evaluation results of quantitative advanced methods with those of qualitative methodologies; v) providing policy recommendations for an improved evaluation of RD programs in the EU.
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/02/0631/01/09