For the first time, the First and Second Pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy, i.e. the income and market-support measures and the Rural Development Programme, will be evaluated together. The requirements serve, firstly, to simplify, i.e. to enhance comparability within the EU, and, secondly, to improve verifiability as to whether the objectives are being reached across the hierarchical levels.
We have added a link to the brochure issued by the European Commission that provides an easy-to-understand description of the evaluation framework.