Innovating 4 DevelopmentThe ENoLL – FAO Collaboration Francisco Pérez-Trejo Senior Adviser, FAO Rome 25 January 2011
• The ENoLL – FAO Collaboration: the international dimension of Living Labs• Existing mechanisms and platforms• FAO contributions
Medium Term Plan and Annual Work Plan 2010-2011The ENoLL – FAO Memorandum of Understanding• The ENoLL- FAO Task Force• Link to the work of FAO’s “Rural Development” Working Group• Proposed areas of work:1. Sustainable rural development and social inclusion2. Integrated approaches for improved effectiveness of innovation-driven rural development3. Eco-innovation initiatives aimed at enhancing the sustainability of development initiatives and reducing the vulnerability of rural communities to environmental degradation (including climate changes and biodiversity)
The link to existing international mechanisms and platforms
The Paris Declaration (endorsed in 2005)Paris Declaration Website: http://www.oecd.org/document/19/0,3746,en_2649_3236398_43554003_1_1_1_1,00.html
The Accra Agenda for Action (2008) Builds on the commitments agreed in the Paris Declaration• Predictability – donors will provide 3-5 year forward information ontheir planned aid to partner countries.• Country systems – partner country systems will be used to deliveraid as the first option, rather than donor systems.• Conditionality – donors will switch from reliance on prescriptiveconditions about how and when aid money is spent to conditionsbased on the developing country’s own development objectives.• Untying – donors will relax restrictions that prevent developingcountries from buying the goods and services they need fromwhomever and wherever they can get the best quality at the lowestprice.
The Global Platform for Rural DevelopmentThe Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 34bilateral and multilateral donors, intergovernmental organizations anddevelopment agencies.Created in 2003, the Platform is committed to increasing and improving thequality of development assistance in agriculture and rural development.Addressing aid effectivenessPromoting the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness andthe Accra Agenda for Action for sustainable results on the ground.A neutral convening powerA forum for building consensus around critical or emerging issues andformulating joint approaches.Adding valueA platform for facilitating the exchange of development know-how.
FAO contributions to the Living Labs worldwide• Using the FAO Rural Development Initiative and the network of decentralized offices to support the international Living Labs initiative● Living Labs results (e.g.. C@R) can provide direct links to the international policy process through partnerships with FAO and other UN agencies● National and regional projects (e.g. Syria, Haiti reconstruction)
Scaling-up Opportunities for Living Labs1. European Development Fund (EDF)The EDF is the main instrument for development cooperationwith the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states andoverseas countries and territories (OCTs).At present, the 10th EDF (2008 – 2013) is being implemented.It has been allocated €22.682 billion.2. FAO Resource Mobilization ServiceMobilization of funds for technical and policy assistance insupport of developing countries efforts to reach the MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDGs) of reducing hunger and poverty.
The Policy Dimension of Living LabsPolicies that promote mechanisms for thesystemic and sustained use of Living-LabsresultsStrategic approach:1. inter-institutionality2. intersectorialy3. territoriality4. involvement and non-exclusiveness
Impact Assessment Methodological FrameworkIntegrating the dynamics of social agents with futuredevelopment scenarios to identify policy mechanisms forscaling-up Living Lab results:1. Livelihoods Impact Assessment Approach based ondifferent needs - assets of wellbeing of communities(human, natural, physical, economic and financial,social)2. Stakeholder Networks Mapping3. Future development scenarios for scaling-up theresults of Living Labs