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Danish Case Study - LAG Operations Database for the monitoring and evaluation of LEAder/clld

This factcheet explores the PROMIS – Project Result Oriented Management Information System. PROMIS is an integrated web-based solution, which helps to:

  • manage the application and selection process of LEADER/CLLD supported projects; and
  • carry out the monitoring and evaluation of LEADER at two levels: RDP and LAG. This factsheet further highlights potential strengths and weaknesses of LAG Operations Databases. 
Rural Evaluation NEWS Issue 5

Discover articles on:

  • Data management for evidence based evaluations
  • High Nature Value (HNV) Farming: survey results of Member States' approaches
  • New modules for EvaluationWORKS! 2016

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  • Annual Implementation Reports (AIRs)
LEADER/CLLD Evaluation at a Glance

In the programming period 2014-2020 LEADER is implemented as part of Community-Led Local Development (CLLD). The CLLD strategies prepared and implemented through the LEADER method include the description of specific monitoring and evaluation arrangements. These arrangements are the basis for Local Action Groups (LAGs) to carry out the CLLD strategy’s monitoring and evaluation activities. This factsheet provides a brief understanding of the evaluation of LEADER/CLLD. 

LEADER/CLLD Evaluation: Laying the Conceptual Foundation of the Approach

The history of LEADER  and its evaluation is extensive and has grown progressively over the past twenty-five years. LEADER began as a pilot initiative in 1991 (LEADER I) and has evolved with numerous iterations (LEADER II, LEADER +) into a widespread, mainstreamed policy instrument used to support the development of rural areas across the European Union. 

The findings and recommendations of various LEADER evaluations proves that this policy tool has played a critical role in improving and developing the conceptual foundation of the LEADER approach. The path of LEADER evaluations conveys a particular story, one of institutional and societal learning. 


In order to explore the Member States’s approaches on HNV farming in the new programming period the European Evaluation Heldpesk for Rural Development has (1) carried out an HNV survey in May-July 2016 and (2) organised an HNV Good Practice Workshop in June 2016, which provided a platform for representatives of DG Agri, Member States and HNV practitioners to discuss examples of good practices in identifying, monitoring and assessing HNV farming. This Working Document highlights the outcomes of this survey and the conclusions from the Good Practice Workshop organised in Bonn, Germany. 

This factsheet presents the main challenges for evaluating the contributions of the two most important sub-measures of the agri-environmental scheme (i.e. integrated and organic production) for GHG emissions.


This factsheet draws attention to a new targeted and cost-effective concept for HNV monitoring in Germany, which has been developed by the Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in cooperation with private consultants.