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This report analyses changes in quality of pastures with and without environmental compensation. Data sources from two environmental monitoring programs have been used: Quality monitoring of meadows and pastures and the National Inventory of the Landscape in Sweden (NILS).

The most important conclusions are that there are weak tendencies to change and no reliable connection between change and environmental compensation, and that butterflies and bumblebees are mainly affected by vegetation height, flower richness and landscape type.

The report also contains conclusions on what is needed for further evaluations.

The report contains suggestions on how to make the payments to natural and cultural environments in future rural programs more environmentally friendly. This is to ensure that future programs will achieve a higher goal fulfilment and cost efficiency.

For the purpose of computing this indicator, activity on field data collection on common bird species in agricultural habitats was undertaken.

The project consists of the following elements:

a) Implementation of field counting of birds

b) the entry of field data in the database of "Monitoring of Common Birds of Agricultural Habitats in Croatia"

c) drawing up a report on the results of the counting of common bird species for 2016.

This report is part of the evaluation of the broadband investments financed through the rural development program and regional fund programs in Sweden.

The knowledge overview is made to lay the foundation for future evaluations of investments in broadband during the program period 2014-2020. In this program period, there is broadband support within both the rural development program and within three of the regional fund programs. It is important to evaluate these investments for several reasons: they are large investments, they are funded from two different European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI funds), and they have potentially large and important effects on rural development and regional growth.

The purpose of this activity was to assess the availability of data for common context indicators from 31 to 45 and to evaluate weaknesses and disadvantages in data collection.

The Contractor has identified and suggested the appropriate steps to be taken to ensure future data availability.

The contracted service encompassed the calculation of the Farmland bird Index, i.e. the index of ‘common’ birds occurring in farmlands across Croatia. The Farmland Bird Index (FBI) is one of the major baseline indicators measuring and assessing the influence of agricultural policies and practices on both natural habitats and species in the EU. For the first time the FBI has been calculated for the Republic of Croatia and the year 2015 has been set as the reference year in which the FBI has by default been set to the value of 100.

This is the report of the ongoing evaluation of the Rural Network. The evaluators have observed, analysed and conducted a dialogue with actors in the Rural Network.

The evaluation points to how the work of setting goals and planning the business so that it becomes consistent, effective and efficient can contribute to the activities being selected and designed so that they contribute to the goals set.

This is the report of the ongoing evaluation of the Rural Network. The evaluators have observed, analysed and conducted a dialogue with actors in the Rural Network.

The evaluation points to how the work of setting goals and planning the business so that it becomes consistent, effective and efficient can contribute to the activities being selected and designed so that they contribute to the goals set.

This study covers the evaluation of the ESI funds' implementation organizations in Sweden.

13 ESI fund programs in Sweden together contribute to the EU's 2020 goals. They work relatively well but the implementation can be developed, eg. through clearer prioritization among governing documents and through clearer description and consensus on how each program is expected to achieve its goals. Four different impact traces for impact have been identified. The so-called direct track is dominant in the marine and fisheries program and the rural development program. The power tracks are not in contrast to each other, but strategies and control need to be adapted to the respective tracks, both between and within the programs.

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