Research and analysis

Rural Development Programme for England 2014-2020 Annual Implementation Reports and Citizens’ Summaries

Monitoring and evaluation reports detailing progress and performance during each Programme year.



Annual Implementation Report (AIR) to the European Commission, setting out our progress on delivering the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014-20. The AIR has to be sent by 30 June each year, and sets out progress and performance for the previous calendar year (1st January – 31st December).

Annual Implementation Report

The first report was submitted in June 2016 and covered the calendar years 2014 and 2015. In 2017 we were required to submit an ‘Enhanced’ Annual Implementation Report covering the start of the programme to the end of 2016 calendar year. This report combines the standard AIR with an additional section to evaluate progress in delivery and impacts identified as the programming period advances. The AIR report submitted in 2018 covered the 2017 calendar year.

Citizens’ Summaries

Citizens’ Summaries accompany each of the above reports and provide an overview of progress in RDPE delivery for the general public. This comprises a snapshot of the number of agreements made under each scheme and the amount of funding committed or spent, and for the ‘Enhanced’ AIR also includes the main evaluation findings.

The Annual Implementation Report has a number of annexes which can be requested by emailing

Published 16 July 2020