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Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP
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Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP

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Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments …

Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments
April 19, 2013
Washington, DC

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  • 1. Measuring policy impacts in Africa:Lessons from MAFAPJean Balié and Mulat DemekeAgricultural Development Economics DivisionFAO, RomeWashington DC , 19 April 2013
  • 2. 1. The importance of policy2. What we have learned withMAFAP3. Key conclusions
  • 3. 1. The importance of policyHarvesting teff in Ethiopia (photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano)
  • 4. Source: FAO (State of Food and Agriculture 2012)• Importance of private decisions• Importance of enabling environment• Need for information and analysis tosupport policy dialogue and decisionmaking
  • 5.  A very active field, but with a gap in terms of a system ofquantitative indicators of policy impacts in developing countries Motivation for MAFAPMany related initiatives…
  • 6. 2. What we have learned with MAFAPCarrying maize in Mozambique (photo © FAO)
  • 7. Key contributions• System of indicators to inform analysis, dialog, policy,resource allocation• A new market development gap indicator• Systematic and comparable across commodities, countriesand over time• Presence in 10 + countries in SSA• Partnerships to build capacity, ownership and sustained use• Evidence-based policy dialogue in on-going policy processesand primarily CAADP
  • 8. Key findings• Policies and market development gaps reduce pricesreceived by farmers for most commodities• Market access is a significant constraint• Agri-business and value chains are underdevelopedIndicates opportunities for improved policies andexpendituresRequires improved data, analysis, capacity andbuy-in
  • 9. PartnershipsProjectteamat FAOBMGFFAOUSAIDInstitutionalpartners(typically in theMinistry ofAgriculture)Technicalpartners(typicallyresearchinstitutions)At country levelNEPAD/CAADP, OECD, ReSAKSS and others
  • 10. 3. ConclusionsTraining course in Burkina Faso, photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano
  • 11. What we have learnedAscertain country buy-in and commitment1. Seek country ownership2. Embed in existing policy process  CAADP3. Build capacities4. Support institutionalizationWork in partnerships5. Build on others strengths Ex. OECD todevelop methodology6. Add something to what exists7. Build and use a coalition to have impact
  • 12. For more information: www.fao.org/mafap
  • 13. More on what MAFAP contributes?Livestock production in Burkina Faso (photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano)
  • 14. The MAFAP methodologyPriceIncentivesPublicexpendituresPolicycoherence
  • 15. Next steps• Consolidation and “graduation” in initialcountries• Expansion to additional countries• Methodological improvements• Expanded policy dialogue• Continuing role of FAO

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