EENRD presentation

Report
Capturing impacts of Leader and of measures to
improve Quality of Life in rural areas
EAAE, Ancona, February 2011
Jela Tvrdonova, Evaluation Manager
17 – 18 February 2011
122nd EAAE Seminar
Ancona
Context of the presentation
Common approach in Measuring impacts of Leader and
Based on the Working Paper of the Helpdesk of the European
Evaluation Network for Rural Development :
• Capturing impacts of Leader and of measures to improve
Quality of Life in rural areas
Prepared by a Thematic working group composed of a group of
authors and editors in 2010:
Grieve J., Weinspach U., Afonso Fernandes P., Brakalova M., Cristiano S.
Geissendörfer M., Lukesch R., Nemes G., O´Grady S., Ortiz Sepùlveda R.,
Pfefferkorn W., Pollermann K., Pylkkänen P., Ricci C. and Slee B.
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Content of the presentation
Common approach in Measuring impacts of Leader and
• Main challenges in measuring impacts of Leader and
Quality of Life measures within RDPs;
• Identified four dimensions of Quality of Life within Rural
Development Programmes, impact areas, definitions and
assessment criteria;
• Suggested methodological approach - common framework
of reference;
• Conclusive remarks.
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Main challenges in measuring impacts of Leader
and of Quality of Life measures within RDPs
 Broadening Rural Development Policies during the last programming
period - enfaces not only to the competitiveness of key rural economic
sectors and rural environment but also on Quality of Life and Leader
approach in rural areas;
 Measures supporting economic diversification, infrastructure and
governance in rural areas cause enduring challenges in measuring their
impact on Quality of Life in rural areas;
 The Quality of Life and Governance still represent quite complex and
challenging categories in evaluation accompanied with difficulties to find
appropriate methodologies for capturing change;
Therefore there is a necessity to clarify the concepts and implications
of Quality of Life and Leader interventions within the scope of wider
objectives assigned to Axes 3 and 4.
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Quality of Life in the context of Rural
Development Programmes – - four dimensions
Quality of Life must be understood as a multi-dimensional
concept, covering the following dimensions:
• The socio-cultural and services dimension
• The environmental dimension
• The economic dimension
The successful implementation of the Leader approach shall
lead to improved governance in rural areas as the fourth
dimension of Quality of Life.
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Illustrating the concept of Quality of Life
- Four dimensions
Source: Helpdesk of the Evaluation Expert Network
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The 8 key features of Leader
& links to Quality of Life dimensions
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Common methodological approach the framework of reference
Structured along the 4 dimensions of Quality of Life
Introduced by the relevant Common Evaluation
Questions of the CMEF
Operationalized into four columns showing
 impact categories (related to the four dimensions of
Quality of Life)
assessment criteria for each category
 specific Evaluation Questions related to each expected
impact category
suggested impact indicators for each category
Suggestions for the possible sources of verification for
these indicators
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The framework of reference –
7 impact categories
The four dimensions of Quality of Life represent the following 7
impact categories:
Rural economy:
(1) livelihoods and (2) liveability
Socio-culture:
(3) social capital and (4) cultural capital
Rural environment:
(5) enhanced well-being due to environment
Governance:
(6) multi-level and (7) local governance
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Integration of the 7 impact categories and 14 assessment criteria
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Rural
Ruraleconomy
economy
Rural
Ruralenvironment
environment
Socio-cultural
Socio-cultural
Impacts
Related Common
Evaluation Question
Assessment criterion
Specific evaluation
question
Impact indicator
To what extent has the
Leader approach
contributed to mobilising
the endogenous
development potential of
rural areas?
Local identity and
coherence strengthened
To what extent have the
RDP measures increased
the interaction amongst
actors to promote a sense
of place and to strengthen
community ties?
Number of people
participating in collective
investments and
composition of
participants in projects of
this type.
To what extent has the
measure contributed to
the sustainable
management and
development of Natura
2000 sites or other
places of High Nature
Value and to
environmental
awareness of rural
population?
Improved environmental
services and amenities
and their perception”
To what extent have QoL
measures and Leader
generated new services or
contributed to improve the
existing ecosystem
services and
environmental amenities of
the territory?
Increased share of
people actively using
new opportunities
created to experience,
watch, make use etc. of
environmental amenities
To
To what
what extent
extent has
has the
the
support
support contributed
contributed to
to
improving
the
Quality
improving the Quality of
of
Life
in
rural
areas?
Life in rural areas?
Valorisation
Valorisation of
of sociosocioeconomic performance
performance
economic
To
To what
what extent
extent have
have the
the
new value
value added
added been
been
new
produced from
from resources
resources
produced
and
and potentials
potentials specific
specific to
to
the
area?
the area?
Number
Number of
of businesses
businesses //
jobs
jobs created
created through
through
valorisation
of
valorisation of specific
specific
resources
resources
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Suggested methodological approach
The methodological approach in three steps:
Step 1: Complete the framework of reference based on the
CMEF monitoring information and on further
information collected
Step 2: Organise round table meetings with selected
stakeholders in order to collect complementary
qualitative information
Step 3: Confront these judgements with the baseline
situation
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Conclusive remarks
Measuring impacts of measures connected to Quality of Life and endogenous
rural development via the Leader Axis represents challenges;
It is vital to suggest a common approach and evaluation framework
(framework of reference) to bridge the existing methodological gap;
The common framework of reference is proposed for this purpose based on
four impact dimensions:
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socio-cultural and services
economic
governance
environmental
The framework is implemented in 3 steps approach:
 the monitoring information provided by the CMEF indicators as the
basic source for the framework of reference;
 series of group meetings (round tables) with a selected panel of
stakeholders;
 judgment and validation of each impact criterion by the participants.
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Thank you for your
attention!
The Helpdesk of the
European Evaluation
Network for Rural
Development
260, Chaussée Saint – Pierre
1040 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: +32 2 736 18 90
Email: [email protected]
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