Last modified: 2014-05-14
The initiative LEADER is the successful method of rural development which has been applied in the EU since 1991. The LEADER target is decentralized rural development support directed by local subjects, so called local action group. The Czech Republic has been preparing for this method since 2004, when some support programmes using LEADER principles came into force. This article is focused on LEADER method evaluation in the Czech Republic. It presents the strength and weakness and adumbrates recommendation for the budget period 2007-2013.