MDI manages a consortium (MDI Public Oy, Spatia and Gaia Consulting), in order to carry out a pre-evaluation of the CAP Strategy Plan 2021–2027 for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The ex-ante evaluation aims at improving the planning, content, functioning, efficiency and effectiveness of the CAP Strategic Plan. It is also designed to provide concrete solutions and analyses for the managing national authorities. The ex-ante evaluation will be conducted in a developing and sparring manner, focusing on recommendations for and sparring of the preparatory work. Furthermore, a Strategical Environmental Assessment will be carried out in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment legislation. The evaluation process consists of analysing the strategic document, interviews, a stakeholder survey and focus group discussions. The evaluation is due for delivery in late 2020.