Measuring policy impacts in Africa:Lessons from MAFAPJean Balié and Mulat DemekeAgricultural Development Economics Divisio...
1. The importance of policy2. What we have learned withMAFAP3. Key conclusions
1. The importance of policyHarvesting teff in Ethiopia (photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano)
Source: FAO (State of Food and Agriculture 2012)• Importance of private decisions• Importance of enabling environment• Nee...
 A very active field, but with a gap in terms of a system ofquantitative indicators of policy impacts in developing count...
2. What we have learned with MAFAPCarrying maize in Mozambique (photo © FAO)
Key contributions• System of indicators to inform analysis, dialog, policy,resource allocation• A new market development g...
Key findings• Policies and market development gaps reduce pricesreceived by farmers for most commodities• Market access is...
PartnershipsProjectteamat FAOBMGFFAOUSAIDInstitutionalpartners(typically in theMinistry ofAgriculture)Technicalpartners(ty...
3. ConclusionsTraining course in Burkina Faso, photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano
What we have learnedAscertain country buy-in and commitment1. Seek country ownership2. Embed in existing policy process  ...
For more information: www.fao.org/mafap
More on what MAFAP contributes?Livestock production in Burkina Faso (photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano)
The MAFAP methodologyPriceIncentivesPublicexpendituresPolicycoherence
Next steps• Consolidation and “graduation” in initialcountries• Expansion to additional countries• Methodological improvem...
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Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments
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Measuring policy impacts in Africa: Lessons from MAFAP

  1. 1. Measuring policy impacts in Africa:Lessons from MAFAPJean Balié and Mulat DemekeAgricultural Development Economics DivisionFAO, RomeWashington DC , 19 April 2013
  2. 2. 1. The importance of policy2. What we have learned withMAFAP3. Key conclusions
  3. 3. 1. The importance of policyHarvesting teff in Ethiopia (photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano)
  4. 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. 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. 6. 2. What we have learned with MAFAPCarrying maize in Mozambique (photo © FAO)
  7. 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. 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. 9. PartnershipsProjectteamat FAOBMGFFAOUSAIDInstitutionalpartners(typically in theMinistry ofAgriculture)Technicalpartners(typicallyresearchinstitutions)At country levelNEPAD/CAADP, OECD, ReSAKSS and others
  10. 10. 3. ConclusionsTraining course in Burkina Faso, photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano
  11. 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. 12. For more information: www.fao.org/mafap
  13. 13. More on what MAFAP contributes?Livestock production in Burkina Faso (photo © FAO/Giulio Napolitano)
  14. 14. The MAFAP methodologyPriceIncentivesPublicexpendituresPolicycoherence
  15. 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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