ReSAKSS: Informing CAADP Implementation_2009


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"ReSAKSS: Informing CAADP Implementation", presentation by Babatunde Omilola at NEPAD, IFPRI, AGRA and World Bank Meeting to Align Efforts on Agricultural Policy and Knowledge Systems, Dakar, Senegal, January 6-7, 2009.

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ReSAKSS: Informing CAADP Implementation_2009

  1. 1. Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (ReSAKSS): Informing CAADP Implementation Babatunde Omilola Coordinator of ReSAKSS International Food Policy Research Institute NEPAD, IFPRI, AGRA, and World Bank Meeting on Aligning Efforts on Agricultural Policy and Knowledge Systems Dakar, Senegal1/6/2009 January 6-7, 2009
  2. 2. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATIONPart 1 1. About ReSAKSS - What is new/unique about ReSAKSS 2. Current Status ofPart 2 ReSAKSS - Activities - Outputs - Future Expectations
  3. 3. Part 1 About ReSAKSS- What is New / Unique -
  4. 4. About ReSAKSS ….• Established as a direct response to the growing demand for credible information and analysis during the design and implementation of agricultural-led development strategies in Africa, especially in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) agenda• An Africa wide initiative that provides policy-relevant analysis, data, tools and knowledge support for planning, review and policy dialogue for agricultural growth and poverty reduction – Hosted by CGIAR centers in collaboration with national, regional and international partners – 3 regionally focused programs – West, Southern and East & Central Africa 1) East and Central Africa (COMESA and ILRI) 2) West Africa (ECOWAS and IITA) 3) Southern Africa (SADC and IWMI) 4) Africa-wide Coordination: IFPRI – Launched in September 2006 – Linked to RECs which chair Steering Committees – Multi-donor funding (USAID, DFID and SIDA) 1/6/2009 – Page 4
  5. 5. Key Objectives of ReSAKSS• To provide high quality and timely analysis, data and knowledge during the planning and implementation of the CAADP and other regional strategies• To contribute to the progress, peer and mutual review of African agriculture at national, regional and continent-wide level• To encourage knowledge sharing and access among a network of partners in Africa (development institutions, regional bodies, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, farmer groups)• To promote evidence and outcome based policy and decision making for the agricultural sector in Africa
  6. 6. ReSAKSS Features and Principles1. Common Agenda-Strategic analysis; knowledge management systems, capacity strengthening, monitoring and evaluation2. Fill knowledge gaps, promote dialogue, and facilitate the benchmarking and review processes associated with African agriculture agenda, thereby providing policy-makers with credible evidence to base decisions3. Inclusiveness, complementarities and synergies (Partnership and alliances)4. Policy efficiency, peer-review and accountability 1/6/2009 – Page 6
  7. 7. STRATEGIC ANALYSIS • The strategic analysis component is organized around CAADP pillars. They include: – Economy wide analysis of the role of agriculture and its linkage to macro-economy and non agricultural sectors – Investment priorities to support needed agricultural growth, food security and poverty reduction in Africa – Spatial analysis for rural infrastructure and trade- related capacities for market access – Best practices and lessons learnt1/6/2009 – Page 7
  8. 8. MONITORING AND EVALUATION • MDG/CAADP Goals and Targets (6% agricultural growth rate, 10% budget share to agriculture, etc) • Review of agricultural performance and food security • Growth and poverty reduction options • Agricultural growth and its subsector performance • Pubic sector investment in agriculture and rural development • Regional agricultural trade and market1/6/2009 – Page 8
  9. 9. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT• Developing ICT/website environment• Publications (Issue Briefs , Trends Reports and Working Papers)• Developing databases, regional trends reports and other knowledge sharing platforms• Harmonization of data measurement standards• Measuring performance against goals/targets• Input into policy dialogue of broad networks1/6/2009 – Page 9
  10. 10. CAPACITY STRENGTHENING • Collaborative activities with diverse partners • Helping to guide the set up of country SAKSS in many countries (e.g., Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi) • Providing User friendly tools • Technical and analytical support to CAADP Roundtables1/6/2009 – Page 10
  11. 11. Part 2Current Status of ReSAKSS-Activities and Outputs -
  12. 12. Activities in Support of CAADP Implementation• Taking stock of ongoing agricultural development efforts in specific African countries and identifying eventual gaps that need to be filled to help increase growth and reduce poverty and hunger;• Specifying the strategic options and sources of poverty-reducing growth to guide long-term development efforts in the agricultural sector;• Estimating long term funding needs to exploit the growth and poverty reduction potential associated with the identified options and sources of growth;• Identifying review, dialogue, and knowledge mechanisms to facilitate the transition towards evidence-based and outcome- oriented strategy planning and implementation, thereby ensuring better outcomes. 1/6/2009 – Page 12
  13. 13. CAADP Implementation Status by Country based on ReSAKSS Analytical Support1/6/2009 – Page 13
  14. 14. Progress of CAADP Implementation by Region and Country based on ReSAKSS Analytical Support September 2008 December 2008 COMESA Member States Burundi Early Stage. Comoros Stocktaking in progress. D.R. Congo Focal point appointed. Djibouti Stocktaking in progress. Egypt Focal point appointed. Eritrea Government buy-in. Ethiopia Growth options in progress. Kenya Stocktaking completed. Growth options completed. Libya Government buy-in. Madagascar Stocktaking in progress. Malawi Growth options completed. Mauritius Focal point appointed. Rwanda CAADP compact signed. Seychelles Stocktaking in progress. Sudan Focal point appointed. Swaziland Stocktaking in progress. a Uganda Preparing for Round Table. Zambia Preparing for Round Table. Zimbabwe Focal point appointed. ECOWAS Member States Benina Growth options in progress. Growth options completed. a Burkina Faso Growth options in progress. Growth options completed. Cape Verde Focal point appointed. Cote d’Ivoire Focal point appointed. The Gambia Government buy-in. a Ghana Preparing for Round Table. Guinea Focal point appointed. Guinea Bissau Focal point appointed. Liberia Government buy-in. Mali Stocktaking in progress. Nigera Growth options in progress. Growth options completed. Nigeria Stocktaking in progress. Growth options in progress. a Senegal Growth options in progress. Growth options completed. Sierra Leone Growth options in progress. a Togo Growth options in progress. Growth options completed. SADC Member States D.R. Congo Focal point appointed. Madagascar Stocktaking in progress. Malawi Preparing for Round Table. Mauritius Focal point appointed. Mozambique Focal point appointed. Swaziland Stocktaking in progress. Zambia Preparing for Round Table. Zimbabwe Focal point appointed. a. Expected to organize Round Table by March 2009.1/6/2009 – Page 14
  15. 15. ReSAKSS Outputs (1)• Four integrated websites for different African regions and Africa- wide to access interactive tools and databases across ReSAKSS nodes. Content includes available data at country and regional level on indicators such as poverty, hunger, agricultural growth, and agricultural spending• The websites are integrated to allow quick and easy access to current trends among key indicators, comparisons against benchmarks, and assessment of future options.• A redesign of the websites with mapping and visualization effects is now underway with Mapping Worlds of Netherlands to improve the landing page and overall usability. The ReSAKSS website is accessible at 1/6/2009 – Page 15
  16. 16. Landing pageFlash graphicsHtml contentStatus as at 1 December 2008
  17. 17. Landing pageSee values in line chartAfrica wide contentFar right columnGeneral contentRight columnContent tagged to selectedarea
  18. 18. Landing pageAdjust vertical sliders
  19. 19. Landing pageAdjust horizontal sliders
  20. 20. Landing pageSelect regions
  21. 21. Regional pageRegional content
  22. 22. Regional pageRead map data
  23. 23. Country pageCountry contentExternally createdcharts
  24. 24. Country pageSelect other countries
  25. 25. Country pageActivate second panel
  26. 26. Country pageBar chart showingmultiple subjects
  27. 27. Country pageSee different years
  28. 28. Country pageSee other countries
  29. 29. Country pageScroll subjects
  30. 30. Country pageReturn to chart
  31. 31. Country pageSelect another subject
  32. 32. Country pageSelect another subject
  33. 33. Country pageNavigate html content
  34. 34. Country pageNavigate html content
  35. 35. Country pageNavigate html content
  36. 36. ReSAKSS Outputs (2) • Common measures and indicators have been developed and proposed to monitor agricultural growth, food security and poverty reduction (M&E Framework) • Reports on current trends with overall performance and welfare goals developed for countries and regions • Impact analysis undertaken– using case study approach (e.g. for select countries and/or programs) •1/6/2009 – Page 36
  37. 37. ReSAKSS Outputs (3) • A series of high-quality and analytical working papers, issue briefs and trend reports shared with policy-makers to provide credible evidence to base policy decisions • M&E document for CAADP and other regional initiatives implementation prepared for progress review at country, peer review at regional, and mutual review at continent wide level. • Examples: • “Monitoring Agricultural Sector Performance, Growth and Poverty in Africa.” ReSAKSS Annual Trends Report 2008. • “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System for the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 6, 2008. • “Accelerating Africa’s Food Production in Response to Rising Food Prices – Impacts and Requisite Actions.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 3, 2008 • "Investing in African Agriculture to Halve Poverty by 2015." ReSAKSS Issue Brief No. 4, 2008. • “Tracking Agricultural Spending for Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa.” ReSAKSS Issue Brief No. 5, 2008.1/6/2009 – Page 37
  38. 38. ReSAKSS Outputs (4)• “Agricultural Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Uganda.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 17, 2008.• “Agricultural Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Malawi.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 18, 2008.• “Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Malawi: Past Performance and Recent Trends.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 8, 2008.• “Monitoring Trends in Public Expenditures in Agriculture: The Case of Malawi.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 9, 2008.• “Promoting Fertilizer use in Africa: Current Issues and Empirical Evidence from Malawi, Zambia and Kenya.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 13, 2008.• “Agricultural Growth Options for Poverty Reduction in Mozambique.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 20, 2008.• “Agriculture for Development in Ghana: New Opportunities and Challenges.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 16., 2008• “Trends in Agricultural and Rural Development Indicators in Zambia.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 2, 2007• “Growth and Poverty Reduction Impacts of Public Investments in Agriculture and Rural Areas: Assessment Techniques, Tools and Guide for Practitioners.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 7, 2008. 1/6/2009 – Page 38
  39. 39. ReSAKSS Outputs (5)• Technical support to the CAADP Roundtable process in many countries. ReSAKSS has helped to draft and share terms of reference for the process with all stakeholders.• Development of a common communications strategy. The strategy analyzes the current situation, identifies and researches the audience, creates messages, selects appropriate vehicles to deliver the messages, anticipate barriers to the successful delivery of the message, and provides means of implementing the strategy.• Supporting establishment of country SAKSS nodes in countries (advanced stages in Mozambique, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda).• SAKSS nodes are meant to provide data needs, facilitate policy planning, review, and dialogue processes associated with agriculture agenda at the national level.1/6/2009 – Page 39
  40. 40. ReSAKSS Outputs (6)• Successful establishment of a critical network of expert groups (both individuals and institutions).• Close links established with stakeholders at the country, regional and Africa-wide level (AfDB, ECA, AU, NEPAD, RECs, several research institutions and development partners)• The network provides key inputs with respect to analysis, data systems, and capacity strengthening in support of the CAADP agenda and other regional strategies.• It also leads to promotion of awareness among users of ReSAKSS tools and added value for strengthening evidence-based dialogue and strategic decision-making 1/6/2009 – Page 40
  41. 41. Future Expectations for the Remaining Period of Current ReSAKSS Phase• The expectations of ReSAKSS based on the changing context of the CAADP process have set the tone for the priorities and goals of 2009.• The main challenges that ReSAKSS faces in 2009 include the need for greater involvement of ReSAKSS activities at the regional level; the urgency for ReSAKSS to deliver timely and relevant products based on the demands expressed by diverse clients; the clarification of the relationship between research and knowledge management; and the influence on agricultural policymaking in Africa.• The mindset of ReSAKSS has now changed from process orientation to output orientation. ReSAKSS consolidated workplan for 2009 aims to reposition itself to better support Africa’s agricultural development challenges, and to deepen its work in identified priority areas that provide immediate value-addition and transparency in the support of CAADP and other regional strategies.1/6/2009 – Page 41