Tool 3.1: Guiding Questions EN (520.89 KB)
Tool 3.2: Intervention Strategy EN (593.27 KB)
Tool 3.3: Targets EN (650.94 KB)
Tool 3.4: Ex Ante Financial Instruments EN (519.57 KB)
The ex ante appraisal of the intervention strategy of the CAP Strategic Plan focuses on the relevance and coherence of the intervention strategy. It explores if the interventions designed and grouped around specific objectives are capable of addressing the identified needs, are based on evidence from the SWOT analysis and are able to achieve the CAP objectives. The ex ante evaluation assesses if the interventions are consistent and work in synergy (internal coherence) and looks at their relationship with other relevant policy instruments (external coherence).
In the ex ante stage, effectiveness and efficiency can be examined with regard to whether the overall design and distribution of the funds, the conditionality and the targets set are likely to make a noticeable impact. For this purpose, the chain of effects between the budgetary inputs for the designed interventions and their expected outputs, results and impacts is assessed. The assessment of the expected effects helps to check if the target values and annual milestones of the result indicators have been calculated properly and realistically based on the amount of allocated inputs, planned outputs and results.
The scope and tasks of the ex ante evaluation are specified in the legal proposal for the CAP Strategic Plan, regulation (COM/2018/392 final), Article 125(3).
The assessment areas covered in the following sections include the appraisal of the: