Knowledge and Information Support in CAADP Implementation_2009
Knowledge and Information Support in CAADP Implementation Babatunde Omilola 4th CAADP Partnership Platform South Africa March 26-27, 2009
Informing CAADP Implementation• ReSAKSS provides high quality and timely analysis, data, knowledge, information, tools and technical support to facilitate dialogue and evidence-based decisionmaking for CAADP implementation process and other agricultural development initiatives in Africa• Encourages knowledge sharing and access among a network of partners in Africa (development institutions, regional bodies, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, farmer groups)• Promotes evidence and outcome based policy and decision making for the agricultural sector in Africa
ReSAKSS regional nodes Africa-wide at IFPRI in Washington – coordinates across regional nodesWest Africa atIITA in Ibadan – works with Eastern and Central ECOWAS Africa at ILRI in Nairobi - works with COMESA Southern Africa at IWMI in Pretoria – works with SADC
How does ReSAKSS provideknowledge and information support in CAADP implementation?
1 CAADP Framework endorsed 2 In order to implement goals of by African leaders, (targets of CAADP framework, 6% & 10%) and agreed upon decisionmakers need by all African leaders. evidence-based knowledge on investments, growth options, 6Country CAADP compacts are etc.signed binding stakeholders togoals set forth at Roundtables. ReSAKSS manages this 3 ReSAKSS, though its network knowledge so that of partners, takes stock and decisionmakers and starts analysis of growth and 5 stakeholders can access and investment options. utilize it. Debate and dialogue take place in countries as they consider 4 options for implementing ReSAKSS facilitates country-specific CAADP framework (lead-up knowledge, information and analysis by to CAADP Roundtables) working with in-country policy and knowledge hubs.
CAADP Implementation Status by Country based on ReSAKSS Analytical Support
Key features of support• Strategic analysis – Several working papers, issue briefs, annual trends reports – M&E framework created and operationalization has started with data collection on recommended indicators at the national, regional and continental levels: • Agricultural investments, policies and strategies • Total expenditures and revenues • Agricultural performance, expenditures and institutions • Macro- and socio-economic performance• Knowledge management – New website and e-newsletter• Capacity strengthening – CAADP Roundtable Process launched in several countries – Helped in guiding the set up of country SAKSS in many countries (e.g., Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi) – In-country training sessions on modeling, GIS, etc.
Users can The new ReSAKSS website customize the map allows users to easily track and charts based on progress against the specific the CAADP and MDG information theytargets while also accessing are looking for,a wealth of knowledge and whether that be data on agricultural regional development in Africa information…
Data, analysis and publications are easily accessible by region...
…or country-specific information. When a country is selected, the map, charts and bottom narrative change to provide all available information on that country.
By zooming out, users can selectanother country… …thereby enabling cross- country comparisons over time.
All indicators canbe shown at once for a country, with an easy-to-use slider to view changes over time.
Downloadable DataAll data can be easily exported:- An image file of a color-coded Africa Wide map for one indicator and one year at a time- A bar chart of all indicators for one country in one year- A line chart of all countries for one indicator- An excel file (spreadsheet) of all data on the selected indicator OR all data for the selected country. Example of image export for population in 2000.
Series of Knowledge and Information Products• A series of high-quality and analytical working papers, issue briefs and trend reports shared with policy-makers to provide credible evidence to base policy decisions• Examples:• “Monitoring Agricultural Sector Performance, Growth and Poverty in Africa.” ReSAKSS Annual Trends Report 2008.• “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System for the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 6, 2008.• “Accelerating Africa’s Food Production in Response to Rising Food Prices – Impacts and Requisite Actions.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 3, 2008• "Investing in African Agriculture to Halve Poverty by 2015." ReSAKSS Issue Brief No. 4, 2008.• “Tracking Agricultural Spending for Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa.” ReSAKSS Issue Brief No. 5, 2008.
Knowledge Products (Contd.)• “Agricultural Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Uganda.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 17, 2008.• “Agricultural Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Malawi.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 18, 2008.• “Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Malawi: Past Performance and Recent Trends.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 8, 2008.• “Monitoring Trends in Public Expenditures in Agriculture: The Case of Malawi.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 9, 2008.• “Promoting Fertilizer use in Africa: Current Issues and Empirical Evidence from Malawi, Zambia and Kenya.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 13, 2008.• “Agricultural Growth Options for Poverty Reduction in Mozambique.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 20, 2008.• “Agriculture for Development in Ghana: New Opportunities and Challenges.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 16., 2008• “Trends in Agricultural and Rural Development Indicators in Zambia.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 2, 2007• “Growth and Poverty Reduction Impacts of Public Investments in Agriculture and Rural Areas: Assessment Techniques, Tools and Guide for Practitioners.” ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 7, 2008.
Plans for 2009• Africa-wide conference in June 2009 to be hosted by AU• Publish and analyze data on operationalization of CAADP M&E framework on website• Continue demand-driven analysis to inform agricultural development in Africa – e.g., Annual Trends Report on food price crisis in Africa• Continue support to establishment of Country SAKSS – Zambia, Malawi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal…• Pursue various avenues for increasing awareness of ReSAKSS activities