Partnership for Impact Event_Brussels-Brooks


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"Partnering for Impact: IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security" presentation by Karen Brooks, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, on 25 November 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Partnership for Impact Event_Brussels-Brooks

  1. 1. Partnerships for policy research impact Karen Brooks, PIM Director Partnering for Impact IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security November 25, 2013 - Brussels
  2. 2. Four types of partners Research Implementation Outreach Funding
  3. 3. Core principles • • • • Foster cross-Center research Collaborate with advanced research institutes Systematically look for synergies with other CRPs Use decision tree for deliberate selection of partners • Identify champions early • Partner with local organizations and build their capacity • Track partnerships and the relevance of PIM’s work to partners as part of PIM M&E system
  4. 4. The PIM decision tree • Why is the topic important? What is the demand for output? • What action might result? • Is the action politically feasible? • Who will undertake the action? • What information do they need, and when?
  5. 5. Learning Network Measuring Distortions • Several separate initiatives to measure weaknesses and distortions in a country’s incentive environment relative to other countries • Collaborative effort between PIM, OECD, FAO, IADB, and WB to form a learning network • Improving country coverage for non-OECD countries and closing data gaps • Facilitating sharing of methodologies and providing peer review of results Towards improved and harmonized methodologies to measure distortions in incentive environment
  6. 6. Alignment with Regional Priorities Mapping Investments in Africa • Planning and implementation of investments requires geo-spatial mapping of existing initiatives • Mapping ongoing activities under CRPs, SRO programs, and national investment plans in Africa (Horn of Africa, then ECOWAS and CORAF countries) • Contribution to development of New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’s Technology Platform for Africa • In support of Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme Geospatial tools to promote technology uptake and alignment of investments in Africa
  7. 7. Active Engagement with Policymakers Program for Biosafety Systems • Demand driven policy research to support decisionmaking (e.g., support to Uganda Biosafety Bill Process) • Broad-based coalition to effect policy change (government/biosafety authorities, private sector, academia, NGOs, foundations, bi- and multilateral donors, end-users) • Long-standing engagement with local partners (e.g., Uganda National Council of Science and Technology) • Capacity building – Ownership in the policy process Recognized record of contributions to development of workable regulatory systems in 10 countries
  8. 8. Capacity Building Developing Sex-Disaggregated Data • Developing guidelines for collecting and analyzing data for gender analysis in agriculture • Working with statistical agencies (FAO, WB, national agencies) to include sex disaggregation into survey instruments in order to develop new gender data • UN Women and UN Statistics are using PIM Strategic Gender Research on data in pilot project on collecting sex-disaggregated asset data • Building capacity of other CRPs Contribution towards closing the gender knowledge gap
  9. 9. Looking ahead • Reach out to major institutional partners with complementary programs • Strengthen partnerships with universities in developing tools • Enhance alignment of PIM research with programs of SROs • Enhance capacity through using web-based training materials • Strengthen complementarity between analytical strength of PIM and implementation experience of governments and development partners to design innovative programs