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Evaluation is a key part of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme. It helps assess the success and identifies areas for improvement. It supports the management of the programme and will help inform future policy in Wales.

The evaluation of the programme is managed by a team of researchers within the Welsh Government. This team can also provide advice on evaluation to Local Action Groups and other recipients of RDP funding.  

Links to evaluations or research managed by the Strategy team are included below.

A range of guidance is available to help you develop and deliver your projects in line with the requirements of the programme. They include reports from previous evaluations such as the Ex-post Evaluation of 2007-13 RDP National Report.  Also guidance on monitoring and evaluation activities aimed at Local Action Groups - Evaluation Guidance for LEADER LAG’s and Supply Chain Development Scheme projects – Evaluation guidance for the Co-operation and Supply Chain development.

The team also provides training on monitoring and evaluation and will be running events in 2018.

For more information please contact the RDP strategy team mailbox:  RDPMandE@gov.wales.  

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