Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) & Common Monitoring and Evaluation System (CMES)
For the first time, the current programming period (2014-2020) offers a Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) to measure the performance of the whole CAP (both pillar I - direct payments to farmers and market measures and pillar II - rural development measures).
Additionally, for rural development (pillar II) there is a Common Monitoring and Evaluation System (CMES), which is part of the CMEF and established in:
- the common provisions regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013), which defines the common monitoring and evaluation elements for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF); and
- the rural development regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013), which addresses the specificities for rural development programmes.