Janet Dwyer Rural landscape worked with ADAS on a research project commissioned by Defra.

The aim of the research was to prepare and deliver the information required for the 2017 EAIR for the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014-2020 in accordance with European Evaluation Helpdesk Guidelines. This was so Defra (the Managing Authority of the RDPE) can understand programme achievements to date and learn lessons about what works in delivery of the RDPE.

Janet provided expert input to this study, which evaluated early progress and concluded that crippling bureaucracy and Brexit-related uncertainty have significantly reduced its performance since 2015.