Evaluation Helpdesk's Publications: Technical Support



Working Document – “Defining proxy indicators for rural development programmes"

Where data for a common context indicator is not available, neither from EU nor Member State sources, an estimation of the common context indicator or a proxy indicator should be used. In this working document, a definition of a proxy indicator is presented based on the related definitions used by the European Commission, the European Environmental Agency (EEA), EuropeAid and other relevant organizations such as FAO, UNDP and OECD.

Publication: February 2016

Pages : 37

Size: 961 KB

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Working Document – “Evaluation-related Queries

This working document compiles a selection of evaluation-related queries raised by the Member States in the period from January 2015 to September 2016. The topics covered within: (1) Ex post evaluation of RDPs 2007-2013, (2) Evaluation Plan, (3) Governance of evaluation, (4) Assessment of RDP effects, (5) Evaluation Questions, (6) Indicators, (7) Evaluation of LEADER/CLLD, (8) Evaluation of National Rural Networks and (9) Annual Implementation Reports.

While topic no. 1 refers to the last programming period, all other topics relate to the programming period 2014-2020. Answers were prepared by the European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development in collaboration with the responsible Commission services.

For further information, please send your evaluation-related queries to info@ruralevaluation.eu

Publication: September 2016

Pages : 27

Size: 444 KB

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Working Paper – Common Evaluation Questions for Rural Development Programmes 2014-2020

This document discusses the role of evaluation questions (EQs) in the assessment of impacts and achievements of the rural development policy and outlines the set of common evaluation questions for rural development (CEQ-RD) in the 2014-2020 programming period.

Publication : June 2015

Pages : 24

Size : 442 KB

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