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• Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) Work in Africa and Plans for 2014 and Beyond

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"Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) Work in Africa and Plans for 2014 and Beyond" presented by Greenwell C Matchaya at The 10th CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting 19-22 March2 014

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• Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) Work in Africa and Plans for 2014 and Beyond

  1. 1. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Greenwell C Matchaya, ReSAKSS-SA Coordinator /IWMI Presented at The 10th CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting 19-22 March2014 Durban, South Africa Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) Work in Africa and Plans for 2014 and Beyond Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (ReSAKSS-SA)
  2. 2. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) ReSAKSS Efforts for SAKSS Establishment Outline • What a country SAKSS platform is, • Why it is needed; • Progress to date; • Plans for 2014 and beyond.
  3. 3. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) • Urgency: Knowledge Gaps – Paucity of data to guide decision making – Absence of enough analytical work to guide decision – Lack of capacity in generating and utilization of evidence in decision making – Don’t know much about how our policies and investments will achieve our development objectives • Vision – Generate knowledge to facilitate evidence based planning and decision making Urgency & Vision for a Country SAKSS
  4. 4. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) SAKSS is a network of people and institutions that provides timely, credible, and evidence-based knowledge and analysis to inform agricultural and rural development The individuals are linked through collaborative research (strategic analysis), capacity strengthening, and dialogue. Knowledge support system: A network that serves the evidence needs of strategy formulation and implementation. What is a SAKSS?
  5. 5. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Strategic analysis: An integrated framework of analysis that helps identify policy and investment options for achieving high-end development goals. This analysis is carried out within the context of a knowledge support system, a network that serves the evidence needs of strategy formulation and implementation. SAKSS Concepts
  6. 6. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Strategic Components and outputs 1. Strategic analysis • Sector-wide M&E; data collection and analysis • Annual trends and outlook reports • Specific strategic analysis and production (occasional publications) 2. Capacity building • Training members of the SAKSS network in areas of M&E • Support to the ministry in areas of M&E and evidence based policy implementation 3. Knowledge Support Systems – • Publications/knowledge products • Outputs: ATORS, Ag-sector-wide M&E databases, occasional publications, policy briefs
  7. 7. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) SAKSS: Broker of Strategic Analysis/Knowledge Demand Supply Policy Analysis Units Think Tanks, Central Bank Statistics Bureaus, Universi ties, FBOs Parliament, P S, FBOs, Don ors, Directors SAKSS Oversight Body SAKSS Node SAKSS Network Credence of SAKSS in CAADP process Governance Channel knowledge and evidence to policy makers • … •Identify and sensitize knowledge gaps •Synthesize knowledge •Mobilize and coordinate knowledge generation •Facilitate training •… •Express interest and buy into vision •Align knowledge generation activities •Receive funding and training •…
  8. 8. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) • Structured network of policy- making, analysis, and implementation partners – 3 distinct but interrelated parts: Node, Network, and Oversight Body – institutionalised within relevant country structures – country-owned and country- managed system depending on the country’s own agenda and capacity (including funding) Country SAKSS Generic Architecture
  9. 9. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Composition Statistical bureaus Universities Think Tanks NGOs and FBOs Consultancies and Individuals Locally-based international organizations Functions/Activities Express interest in network Buy into SAKSS agenda Provide and update info on expertise and capacity Apply for research grant Receive grants and training Deliver on TORs (e.g. data, analysis, training, etc.) SAKSS Network
  10. 10. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Composition and Funding Coordinator: renowned knowledge manager from the country Accounting: for competent management of competitive research grants Research Assistance: follow up with research by network Communications: website, policy briefs, newsletters, seminars, reports, etc … Key Functions/Activities Set up and maintain active Network Raise funds to source key knowledge relating to NAIP Facilitate capacity strengthening of network (using ReSAKSS, etc.) Provide quality control of Network outputs Synthesize, manage and generate knowledge products from Network outputs Facilitate use of knowledge products in decision making processes via Oversight Body, etc. Provide information to ReSAKSS for regional and continental CAADP M&E … SAKSS Node composition
  11. 11. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Composition Chair: e.g. PS of Min of Agriculture Members: agricultural sector development institutions (state and non-state actors) Secretary: SAKSS Node coordinator Functions Credence of SAKSS in CAADP process Governance (guidance and oversight of SAKSS node activities) Channel knowledge and evidence (recommendations) to policy makers SAKSS Oversight Body
  12. 12. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Roles and Responsibilities of Others Government/Host Institution provides funding and institutional support (e.g. office space, auditing services, etc.) Donors provide funding for SAKSS activities, directly to Node and/or indirectly via Government/Host Institution AUC provide advocacy and fundraising for establishment of SAKSS REC provides advocacy and funding and guidance for set- up and operations of SAKSS ReSAKSS provides TA for set- up of SAKSS and facilitate training of Network for region- wide capacity development Others in country provide training to Node and Network for national capacity development
  13. 13. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Policy Analysis Units Think Tanks, Centr al Bank Statistics Bureaus, Universities, FBOs Parliament, PS , FBOs, Donor s, Directors OB Node Network Level 100 Rationale and Concepts (CAADP; Policy Analysis) Level 200 Concepts and Application (Policy Analysis; Report Writing) Level 300 … Application and Modeling (CGE, Econometrics, Data Work) SAKSS: capacity strengthening activities
  14. 14. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) SAKSS Progress to Date ReSAKSS- WA Operationalized SAKSS in Ghana CNA studies in Togo, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal JSR in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Senegal ReSAKSS- SA Operationalized SAKSS in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia Producing country reports and briefs in, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique Capacity Needs Assessment studies in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique Joint Sector Reviews in Mozambique, Malawi ReSAKSS- ECA Operationalized SAKSS in Rwanda, … CNA studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda: JSR in Ethiopia and Tanzania
  15. 15. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) SAKSS effort in Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe • Capacity Needs Studies finished and published for Malawi, Mozambique and in draft form for Zambia and Zimbabwe • Training workshops on M&E for Zambia M&E teams Key Achievements •In East Africa, CNA studies published for Ethiopia and Rwanda. •Tanzania SAKSS proposal in good progress •In West Africa, Ghana, and Togo CNA studies finalized.
  16. 16. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Plans for the future ReSAKSS-WA ReSAKSS-SA ReSAKSS-ECA Intensify operations efforts at Ghana SAKSS node SAKSS proposal (Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia and Sierra Leone/Liberia) Intensify operations at the Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia SAKSS Produce country reports and briefs in the Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia SAKSS Intensify operations at Rwanda, SAKSS SAKSS proposal (Burundi , Djibouti & Sudan) Signing of SAKSS agreement (Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo, Mali) Capacity Needs Assessment studies in Lesotho and Swaziland- for SAKSS Signing of SAKSS agreement (DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda)
  17. 17. Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) Thank You

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