Evaluation

In order to systematically investigate the benefits of policy instruments, we carry out evaluations in various areas of rural development.

The focus is on the forward-looking ex-ante evaluation, the accompanying and retrospective evaluation of rural development programmes and their various measures. These include not only measures to promote knowledge transfer and innovation, but also measures to strengthen competitiveness and measures to promote organisations in the food chain and risk management. We also evaluate agri-environmental and climate protection measures as well as LEADER and cooperation measures.

In addition, we offer support services in the field of LEADER self-evaluation in order to support regions during the seven-year funding period in reflecting on their work and achieving their goals in a better way.

We are also active in the evaluation of large protected areas. This involves measuring performance based on defined indicators. The focus is on biosphere reserves, nature parks, national parks and PLENUM areas.

Our clients are the European Commission, state governments of the federal states and regional organisational units.

Projects in the thematic field

Rural areas

Ongoing Evaluation of the Rural Developement Program of Rhineland-Palatinate (EULLE) until 2024

Following an EU-wide invitation to tender, the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry, Rhineland-Palatinate commissioned the IfLS with the ongoing evaluation of the Rural Development Plan of Rheinland-Pfalz  2014-2020...

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MEPL III - Ongoing evaluation of the Rural Development Programme of Baden-Wurttemberg until 2024

Following an EU-wide invitation to tender, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection (MLR) commissioned the IfLS with the ongoing evaluation of the Rural Development Plan of Baden-Württemberg 2014-2020 (MEPL III) in...

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Socio-economic analysis and SWOT analysis within the framework of the elaboration of the EAFRD Rural Development Programme of the Federal State of Thuringia (funding period 2014-2020)

The Institute for Rural Development Research has been commissioned by the Federal State of Thuringia to support the elaboration of its EAFRD Rural Development Programme (RDP) for the 2014-2020 funding period. As a basis, a comprehensive...

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Ex-ante evaluation of the Rural Development Programme of Baden-Württemberg 2014-2020 including the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

IfLS has been commissioned to carry out the ex-ante evaluation of the future rural development programme of Baden-Württemberg for 2014-2020 including the strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

The ex-ante evaluation shall contribute to improving...

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Agricultural policy

Summary of the ex-post evaluations of 2007-2013 rural development programmes (Framework contract for the evaluation studies of the CAP)

The IfLS contributes to the cross-national synthesis and analysis of ex-post evaluation reports from the 2007-2013 EAFRD funding period as a partner. The study is coordinated by the Ecorys consultancy company and is an assignment within the...

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Framework contract for the evaluation studies of the CAP: synthesis and cross-thematic issues

The IfLS is a partner in the consortium commissioned to carry out tasks under the framework contract for the evaluation studies of the CAP (synthesis and cross-thematic issues, FWC4) commissioned by DG Agriculture. Coordinated by the Ecorys...

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Evaluation of investment promotion within the framework of the common organization of the market in wine

Commissioned by the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry (MULEWF), the IfLS evaluates the support of investment measures within the framework of the common organization of the market in vine (GMO-Wein). The investments...

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Ex-post-evaluation of rural development programmes 2000 - 2006

The aim of this study is to analyze and evaluate the rural development programmes of the EU between 2000 and 2006. Togehter with our partners we will conduct an EU-wide synthesis of existing program evaluations and carry out in-depths case studies in...

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Large protected areas and cultural landscape

Interim evaluation PLENUM Tübingen

PLENUM stands for the state of Baden-Württemberg's project for the conservation and development of nature and the environment. The aim of the funding is a nature conservation-oriented regional development that ensures a sustainable and nature...

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Assessment for the evaluation of the performance of the landscape management associations in Saxony

In Saxony, 13 landscape maintenance associations (LPV) have been the point of contact and mediator for rural development and nature conservation projects for many years. By a cooperative approach, goals for nature conservation can be integrated in...

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Evaluation of the nature parks in Baden-Wurttemberg

It is not only the task of nature parks to preserve the nature and environment. Furthermore, they are an important place for leisure and recreation.

Commissioned by the Ministry for Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Baden-Wurttemberg, the IfLS...

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Evaluation of the Management of Austrian National Parks

Together with EUROPARC Deutschland e.V., IfLS was appointed by the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) and the Association of Austrian National Parks to evaluate the management of all Austrian...

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Sustainable land use

Evaluation of organic farming in Bavaria

Bavaria has the largest number of organic farms of all German states. However, rising demand for organic products can only be partly met by local products. Therefore the Bavarian ministry for food, agriculture and forestry has assigned the IfLS and...

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