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"Partnering for Impact: IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security" presentation by Karen Brooks, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and ...

"Partnering for Impact: IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security" presentation by Karen Brooks, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, on 25 November 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.

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    Partnership for Impact Event_Brussels-Brooks Partnership for Impact Event_Brussels-Brooks Presentation Transcript

    • Partnerships for policy research impact Karen Brooks, PIM Director Partnering for Impact IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security November 25, 2013 - Brussels
    • Four types of partners Research Implementation Outreach Funding
    • Core principles • • • • Foster cross-Center research Collaborate with advanced research institutes Systematically look for synergies with other CRPs Use decision tree for deliberate selection of partners • Identify champions early • Partner with local organizations and build their capacity • Track partnerships and the relevance of PIM’s work to partners as part of PIM M&E system
    • The PIM decision tree • Why is the topic important? What is the demand for output? • What action might result? • Is the action politically feasible? • Who will undertake the action? • What information do they need, and when?
    • Learning Network Measuring Distortions • Several separate initiatives to measure weaknesses and distortions in a country’s incentive environment relative to other countries • Collaborative effort between PIM, OECD, FAO, IADB, and WB to form a learning network • Improving country coverage for non-OECD countries and closing data gaps • Facilitating sharing of methodologies and providing peer review of results Towards improved and harmonized methodologies to measure distortions in incentive environment
    • Alignment with Regional Priorities Mapping Investments in Africa • Planning and implementation of investments requires geo-spatial mapping of existing initiatives • Mapping ongoing activities under CRPs, SRO programs, and national investment plans in Africa (Horn of Africa, then ECOWAS and CORAF countries) • Contribution to development of New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’s Technology Platform for Africa • In support of Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme Geospatial tools to promote technology uptake and alignment of investments in Africa
    • Active Engagement with Policymakers Program for Biosafety Systems • Demand driven policy research to support decisionmaking (e.g., support to Uganda Biosafety Bill Process) • Broad-based coalition to effect policy change (government/biosafety authorities, private sector, academia, NGOs, foundations, bi- and multilateral donors, end-users) • Long-standing engagement with local partners (e.g., Uganda National Council of Science and Technology) • Capacity building – Ownership in the policy process Recognized record of contributions to development of workable regulatory systems in 10 countries
    • Capacity Building Developing Sex-Disaggregated Data • Developing guidelines for collecting and analyzing data for gender analysis in agriculture • Working with statistical agencies (FAO, WB, national agencies) to include sex disaggregation into survey instruments in order to develop new gender data • UN Women and UN Statistics are using PIM Strategic Gender Research on data in pilot project on collecting sex-disaggregated asset data • Building capacity of other CRPs Contribution towards closing the gender knowledge gap
    • Looking ahead • Reach out to major institutional partners with complementary programs • Strengthen partnerships with universities in developing tools • Enhance alignment of PIM research with programs of SROs • Enhance capacity through using web-based training materials • Strengthen complementarity between analytical strength of PIM and implementation experience of governments and development partners to design innovative programs