Evaluation of National Rural Networks 2014-2020

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The Guidelines: Evaluation of National Rural Networks 2014-2020 is a non-binding document, which serves to complement the legal requirements relating to NRN evaluations. The document clarifies the common elements related to NRN evaluations and gives a wider set of recommendations on how to formulate and manage NRN evaluations, both as a stand-alone exercise and as a part of RDP evaluations. The Guidelines are drafted to be a practical, hands-on guide for NRN evaluation stakeholders. They include step-by-step recommendations on the process and available methodologies for evaluation of the NRN. The Guidelines are divided into four parts. The Introduction familiarises the reader with overarching themes. Part I discusses the procedure for planning, preparing and managing the evaluation for the commissioning party (Managing Authority or NSU). Part II gives advice to evaluators on how to conduct the evaluation, and Part III includes an overview of some methods that can be used in the evaluation of networks, as well as example templates and tables.