A comparative analysis of targeting measures and the absorption of funds under the Rural Development Plan 2004–2006 and the Rural Development Programme 2007–2013
Annals of Marketing Management and Economics, 2016, vol.2, nr 2, s. 89-109
The development of rural areas is currently one of the more important priorities in the Common Agricultural Policy. In Poland, precisely drawn up rural development policy coupled with complex instruments have been implemented since Poland joined the EU on 1 May 2004. The aim of this article is to present the widely defined activities and measures implemented in the framework of the Rural Development Plan 2004–2006 and the Rural Development Programme 2007–2013. It also compares how they were shaped during the two financial frameworks. The article also presents the spatial absorption of the funds intended for their realisation and the beneficiaries by voivodship. Finally, the article defines the interdependencies between the amount of funds paid by voivodship in both of the programming periods.