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A series of e-learning courses on Rural Poverty Reduction


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IPC-IG's Senior Research Coordinator Fábio Veras and consultant Ryan Nehring participated at the Consultative Learning Needs Assessment workshop, co-organized by FAO and ITC/ILO, in Turin, from 26 to 28 February. They presented a White Paper on rural poverty reduction that was discussed and further improved through a consultative process that brought together researchers, practitioners, civil society and policymakers. Both the White Paper and the needs assessment workshop are part of a FAO, ITC/ILO and IPC-IG joint project to develop a comprehensive Curriculum Outline and content for an eLearning course on rural Poverty Reduction.

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A series of e-learning courses on Rural Poverty Reduction

  1. 1. White Paper Presentation 27 - 28 February, 2018 ITC-ILO Campus, Turin, Italy “Rural Poverty Reduction” Workshop
  2. 2. White paper overview Purpose of document is to shape discussion and capture information on learning needs Modules catered to needs of the target audience So who are we concretely speaking about?
  3. 3. White Paper Overview: Target audience groups Researchers and practitioners Policymakers, implementers and government officials/staff Local civil society
  4. 4. White Paper overview: Responsibilities of target audience • Responsibilities of target audience groups overlap • Start with where people work • Focus on responsibilities related to rural poverty reduction • Avoid over-complicating or overly detailed work
  5. 5. Functions of target groups Researchers and practitioners Analytical Functions Assess and analyze the historical, social, economic and political context/drivers of rural poverty (elements for Theory of Change) Generate knowledge and technological innovation for RPR Policy support functions Support the design of approaches, frameworks and strategies for RPR and the identification of linkages across sectors Support the M&E process for RPR
  6. 6. Functions of target groups Policymakers, implementers and government officials/staff Assess and map needs and capacities for designing RPR based on Theory of Change Implement M&E and accountability Design and implement multisectoral policies for RPR
  7. 7. Functions of target groups Local civil society Articulate demands of the rural poor Collaborate/communicate with the other two target audiences Facilitate policy implementation
  8. 8. Theory of Change Dimensions of ToC for RPR Comprehensive strategies for RPR Transparent governance of resources Social protection Human capital Empowerment of the women and poor Rural institutions and dialogue Rural infrastructure Decent rural employment Structural constraints
  9. 9. Theory of Change Cross-cutting themes RPR Nutrition Climate Change Data/ statistics Scale Value- chains Policy framewo rks Migration Gender Governance
  10. 10. Our challenge • Speaks to the knowledge needs of target audiences • Incorporates multisectoral and interdisciplinary approaches • To make sure that it’s feasible