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PPWNov13- Day 1 pm- Madzudzo and Ratner- Worldfish

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Day 1- afternoon session: Blake Ratner, WorldFish and Elias Madzudzo, WorldFish : “Participatory action research to influence land tenure policy and access to the commons in the Barotse floodplain, …

Day 1- afternoon session: Blake Ratner, WorldFish and Elias Madzudzo, WorldFish : “Participatory action research to influence land tenure policy and access to the commons in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia”

Workshop on Approaches and Methods for Policy Process Research, co-sponsored by the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) at IFPRI-Washington DC, November 18-20, 2013.

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    • 1. Participatory action research to influence land tenure policy and access to the commons in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia PIM / A4NH Workshop on Methods and Approaches for Policy Process Research Elias Madzudzo and Blake Ratner, WorldFish
    • 2. Institutional context Barotse Royal Barotse Royal Establishment Establishment • Floodplain located within the broader geographical and political system of the Zambezi River Basin • Land belongs to the Litunga, the traditional leader of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) • Two parallel institutions influence communities’ access to natural resources: the BRE and the Zambian state (Madzudzo et al. 2013) – Supported by PIM
    • 3. Issue 1: Land Tenure • Discourages commercial economic investments in agriculture and other land uses by favoring smaller scale, traditional users • Marginalizes outsiders from using land and other resources • These constraints need to be considered in dialogue with BRE to develop options for agriculture-based development in the Barotse floodplain system
    • 4. Issue 2: Access to the commons • Access to fisheries and pasturelands restricted by: – (a) traditional governance arrangements – (b) competing efforts at regulation and enforcement by BRE and state agencies • Improving governance of CPRs could reduce household vulnerability to shocks
    • 5. Issue 3: Institutional relationships • Contests between the BRE and government agencies affects quality of community engagement • Conflicting legislation, inter-sectoral competition, and competition within and among civil society organizations • Institutional innovations addressing these shortcomings can accelerate development progress
    • 6. AAS CRP approach • Place-based commitment • Multistakeholder coalition • Participatory action research • Transformational change International Partners
    • 7. Governance innovation: Plans for 2014/2015 • Mainstream governance analysis and action planning in all components • Pilot institutional innovations using the CORE (Collaborating for Resilience) approach • Develop and apply an approach to monitor, evaluate, and learn from efforts to influence institutions and policies
    • 8. Evaluation & learning in the CORE approach What succeeded and what failed? What has already been tried previously? What do these changes mean for bringing the collaboration to a new level? How has the situation changed? 1. Exploring 1. Exploring the potential the potential for for collaboration collaboration 3. Evaluating 3. Evaluating outcomes and outcomes and sustaining sustaining collaboration collaboration What obstacles are we facing, and how can we address these? What challenges do we need to face? 2. Facilitating 2. Facilitating dialogue and dialogue and action action What are the best ways to bring about this change? Why did some actions succeed and others fail? Who needs to change behavior, and how?
    • 9. Collaborative Governance Assessment (Ratner 2013) – Supported by PIM
    • 10. Using research evidence to influence/engage with policy processes Policy process questions: • How can participatory action research, stakeholder dialogue, and experimental innovations generate lessons for policy and institutional reform? • What channels are most effective to communicate these lessons and scale up impact? • What factors influence policy and institutional reform decisions? Theories of change – to consider (as categorized by Stochowiak 2013): •Policy windows •Regime theory •Community organizing theory Methods & tools – to decide: •Social network analysis •Most significant change •Stakeholder interviews •Reflection workshops •Others?

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