A review of the leader approach for delivering the rural development programme for England: a report for Defra

Bosworth, Gary and Price, Liz and Annibal, Ivan and Carroll, Terry and Sellick, Jessica and Shepherd, John (2013) A review of the leader approach for delivering the rural development programme for England: a report for Defra. Technical Report. Defra, London.

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This report, commissioned by the Rural Communities Policy Unit at Defra, sets out the findings of a review of the Leader approach in England. The focus of the review is the impact of Leader in contributing to the delivery of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in England, in order to inform the future Leader approach to delivering rural policy.
The research is primarily based on a review of existing literature and in-depth qualitative research with Local Action Groups and other stakeholders involved in delivering or benefiting from the Leader approach. The review focuses on four key issues:
1) Evidence to support the rationale for use of EU resources to enable rural development – justifying intervention for the current programme and informing choices about interventions in the next programme
2) Evidence on the extent to which interventions have been effective to date and where future resources can be targeted
3) Evidence to provide an assessment of the impact of RDPE spend (2007-13) on outcomes – with reference to delivery mechanisms
4) Evidence to support prioritisation of activities to be funded under the next programme mapped against the six EU wide priorities for 2014-2020 and inform decisions about future delivery models.

Keywords:LEADER, Rural Development, Rural Economy, community development, Neo-endogenous development
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:11710
Deposited On:20 Aug 2013 12:58

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