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PPWNov13- Workshop overview

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Overview of Workshop on Approaches and Methods for Policy Process Research, co-sponsored by the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) at IFPRI-Washington DC, November 18-20, 2013.

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PPWNov13- Workshop overview

  1. 1. Workshop on approaches and methods for policy process research Background and process
  2. 2. Why this workshop? • Motivation – Increased emphasis in CGIAR on showing contribution of research to development outcomes, including policy change • Goals: – 1) Increase the capacity of CRPs to generate policy-relevant evidence and – 2) to increase the likelihood that evidence is effectively used by decision makers
  3. 3. Workshop activities • Learn from leading experts on policy process research and engagement • Highlight policy process research in CRPs • Identify policies processes in which CRPs seek to engage • Collectively identify opportunities, gaps, challenges, and implications for CRP research
  4. 4. Expected outputs • Working papers/special issue • Network or community of practice • Guidelines/toolkit – Analysis of policy processes – Engaging in policy processes – Evaluating contribution of research to policy change
  5. 5. 9-9:15 9:15-10:15 10:15-10:30 10:30-11:30 Monday November 18 Welcome and introduction Karen Brooks and Stuart Gillespie Keynote Presentation David Pelletier, Cornell University: “Nutrition Policy Processes” Break Keynote Presentation John Thompson, Future Agricultures Consortium and Institute of Development Studies, UK: “Analysing and Understanding Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa” 11:30-12:00 12:00-1:00 1:00-2:00 Workshop background and process (Nancy Johnson) Lunch CRP Studies: Methods Chair: Danielle Resnick Purnima Menon, IFPRI-New Delhi Christian Henning, University of Kiel and Jonathan Mockshell , Univ Hohenheim 2:00-3:00 CRP Studies: Scalar elements of policy process Chair: Katrina Kosec Gea Galluzzi Blake Ratner, WorldFish and Elias Madzudzo, WorldFish : 3:00-3:30 3:30-5:30 5:30 – 7:00 Break Working groups - 4BC, 4A, 5A Reception
  6. 6. 9:00-9:15 9:15-10:15 10:15-10:30 10:30-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-1:30 1:30-2:30 2:30-3.00 3:00-3:30 3:30-5:30 Tuesday November 19 Highlights from Day 1 and introductions: John McDermott and Ruth Meinzen-Dick Keynote Presentation Ed Heinemann, IFAD: “IFAD’s experience and emerging approach for engaging in national policy processes” Break Keynote Presentation Sanjeev Sridharan, University of Toronto: “Research and evaluation in global health policy processes” CRP studies: Engaging actors in the policy process Chair: Nuzhat Ahmed Mariam Mapila, IFPRI-Malawi Rafael Parra-Peña , CIAT Lunch CRP studies: Engaging non-traditional stakeholders and cross-sectoral collaboration Chair: Phil Dobie Tewodaj Mogues and Lucy Billings, IFPRI Hung Nguyen, Hanoi School of Public Health and Lucy Lapar, ILRI Report back from Day 1 working groups Break Working groups 4BC, 4A, Executive conference room (behind reception)
  7. 7. 9-9:15 9:15-10:30 10:30-11:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-1:00 Wednesday November 20 Report back from Day 2 working groups and planning to finalize workshop outputs Policy Process Research Under Construction: How to Evaluate the Influence of Research on Policy Chair: Mywish Maredia Devesh Roy, “Research influences in India’s Food Security Bill” Danielle Resnick, Discussant Break Future Directions of Policy Process Research Chair: James Garrett Alcido Wander: “EMBRAPA Policy process work: Reflections on the workshop” Francesca Nelson: “IITA Policy Process work on aflatoxins: Reflections on the workshop” Suresh Babu, IFPRI: “Measurement of Policy Process—What Role for Indicators and Indices?” Discussion Reflections, Knowledge gaps, Priorities, Next steps and Close

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