Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108167
Authors: 
Nemes, Gusztáv
High, Christoher
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2009/25
Abstract (Translated): 
This article considers the relationship between centralised, exogenous institutions and the embedded, endogenous institutions of rural governance in Europe through an examination of the evaluation procedures of the European LEADER programme. LEADER is presented in the literature as progressive in terms of innovation and stakeholder engagement. Yet, while the planning and management of LEADER embraces heterogeneity and participation, programmatic evaluation is centralised and is held at arms length from the delivery organisations. The article reviews previous efforts to improve evaluation in LEADER and considers alternative strategies for evaluation, contrasting LEADER practice with participatory evaluation methodologies in the wider international context. Can evaluation in itself be valuable as a mode of social learn-ing and hence a driver for endogenous development in rural communities in Europe? The article concludes by examining the challenges in producing a hybrid form of evaluation that accommodates both endogenous and exogenous values.
Subjects: 
programme evaluation
self evaluation
qualitative and quantitative evaluation
LEADER Programme
multi-level governance
rural development
EU regional development
EU rural development policies
policy analysis
institutional development
local development
Common Agricultural Policy
CAP
JEL: 
D73
D74
D78
H83
J18
Q00
Q01
Q18
Q19
R11
R58
Y80
ISBN: 
978-963-9796-83-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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