ADVANCED-EVAL, Development and application of advanced quantitative methods to ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of rural development programmes in the EU

Type Research Project

Duration Feb. 1, 2006 - Jan. 31, 2009
  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)


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  • Stagl, Sigrid (Details) Project Head

Abstract (English)

The project aims at: i) developing quantitative techniques that enable a non-biased ex-post evaluation of the impact of EU RD programmes, i.e. disentangling the programme effect from other exogenous factors; calculating programmes substitution, replacement, deadweight loss and other indirect effects; ii) deriving an aggregated indicator of regional development, the Rural Development Index (RDI), to be used for ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of RD programmes in rural areas; iii) developing quantitative techniques that enable a more precise ex-ante evaluations of RD programmes by taking into consideration the impact of tangible and intangible factors; iv) comparing evaluation results of quantitative advanced methods with those of qualitative methodologies; v) providing policy recommendations for an improved evaluation of RD programs in the EU.