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On request of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ernst & Young Baltic AS performed the mid-term evaluation of the programme for the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2007-2013 (ERDP) between 17/03/2010 and 31/12/2010.

The main objective of the mid-term evaluation was to assess the fulfillment of the objectives of the ERDP programme and the results of the programme as well as its influence on rural and agricultural development and to give recommendations for improving the quality of the ERDP.

The mid-term evaluation covered the period between 01/01/2007 and 30/04/2010. The evaluation was mainly based on the monitoring indicators collected and analyses made by the ongoing evaluators which, in their turn, collected the data from the Agricultural Registers and Information Board (hereinafter ARIB), the commercial register, Statistics Estonia and other sources. Additionally, in order to collect qualitative information, the mid-term evaluator performed two surveys, 70 interviews, five focus group discussions and five panel discussions. Where necessary, the analysis was supplemented by other secondary sources.

The overall objective of the ERDP is to support the balanced development of rural areas through the rural development measures related to the European Union Common Agricultural Policy. Within the framework of the EU new budget and programming period (2007–2013) Estonia could use approximately 935 million EUR of public sector support funds within the framework of the ERDP for supporting agriculture and rural development.



Time File/Description
2011-03-16 Mid-term evaluation of the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2007-2013 (3.11 MB, PDF)
2011-03-15 Annex 1 (18.5 KB, DOCX)
2011-03-28 Annex 2 (27.07 KB, DOCX)
2011-03-28 Annex 3 (164 KB, XLS)
2011-03-18 Annex 4 (50 KB, XLS)


Last updated: 14 April 2014