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Table 6 A comparison between DA project elements and CLLD strategy elements – own elaboration

From: Agricultural districts in the Italian regions: looking toward 2020

Elements DAs CLLD (Reg. UE 1303/2013)
Analysis Ex-ante analysis of situation in district (with help of SWOT analysis), socio-economic situation and situation of main productive sectors. (a) definition of area and population covered by strategy;
(b) analysis of development needs and potential of area, including an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats;
Strategy Definition of strategic objectives and targets. Identification of main lines of action and innovative actions. Indication of expected results. (c) description of strategy and its objectives, description of integrated and innovative features of strategy and hierarchy of objectives, including measurable targets for outputs or results. In relation to results, targets may be expressed in quantitative or qualitative terms. The strategy shall be consistent with relevant programmes of all ESI Funds concerned;
Partnership Identification of public and private stakeholders involved in project and indication of mode of their involvement (usually required to form a legal entity) (d) description of community involvement process in development of strategy;
Planning Presentation of single initiatives proposed, sometimes including initiatives of public nature, such as infrastructure of service to the district. (e) action plan demonstrating how objectives are translated into actions;
Indication of feasibility of initiatives and realisation times
Monitoring Usually an annual report is requested. (f) description of management and monitoring arrangements of strategy, demonstrating capacity of local action group to implement strategy and description of specific arrangements for evaluation;
Financial plan Development of financial plan detailing share of contribution required from Region (where it provides direct financing with regional resources) and financial commitments made by each participant and sources of public (EU, national and regional) funding identified. (g) financial plan for strategy, including planned allocation from each ESI Fund concerned.