Governments are increasingly aware of the importance of monitoring and evaluating
their policies − including agri-environmental policies − and are devoting efforts
to strengthening their monitoring and evaluation systems and capacities. They aim
to improve their performance by establishing evidence-based policy-making, evidence-based
management and evidence-based accountability, which will help to improve the design
and implementation of policies. Have agri-environmental and agricultural policies,
including cross-compliance and environmental regulations, succeeded in meeting environmental
objectives for agriculture in OECD countries (and selected non-OECD countries)? What
is the role for governments to encourage farmers to deliver environmental public goods?
The report includes a selection papers presented at the OECD Workshop on Evaluation
of Agri-environmental Policies, held 20-22 June 2011 in Braunschweig, Germany.