Research support to the monitoring of implementation the Rural Development Programme for Lithuania 2007-2013 in 2009 and 2010 and assessment of implementation of the National Rural Development Strategy for Lithuania 2007-2013
The purpose of the assignment was to support the monitoring of the Rural Development Programme for Lithuania 2007-2013 (RDP) in 2009 and 2010 and to assess the implementation of the National Rural Development Strategy for 2007-2013 (NRDS). The main deliverables - three analytical reports - were used by the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture in reporting to the European Commission on the progress made by Lithuania in implementation of its RDP and NRDS. The reports were based on extensive desk research of official statistics, administrative data and documents. Moreover the project team conducted a number of interviews with the representatives of the Lithuanian institutions implementing RDP and NRDS.