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  • Strengthening capacities for evidence-based policy planning and implementation in Africa
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). . Washington DC: IFPRI. 2017
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    Since 2006, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has provided policy research and capacity strengthening support to guide the planning and implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Endorsed in 2003 by African heads of state and government, CAADP is a continentwide framework for accelerating growth and progress toward poverty reduction and food and nutrition security through an agriculture-led growth strategy.
  • 2016 Annual report
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Annual Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2017
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    Growing international commitment to sustainable development goals and notable progress in addressing food security—reflected in historically low levels of poverty and hunger in many developing countries—marked 2016. These successes are building momentum as the world seeks to end hunger and malnutrition. IFPRI is proud to contribute to progress toward these vital global goals. 2016 was the first year of implementation of the ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals. At the ministerial-level OECD Meeting of the Committee for Agriculture, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan argued that improvements in the global food system will play a key role in achieving the SDGs. The 2016 Global Food Policy Report focused on reshaping the global food system to make it efficient, climate resilient, sustainable, nutrition- and health-driven, and business friendly, as means to meet these goals. The report’s signature chapter, written in collaboration with IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze, highlights the critical role that smallholders can play both in improving food security and in addressing the challenge of climate change. The 22nd United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech marked the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change. At the conference, IFPRI researchers conveyed the critical role of food systems in climate change, new projections on the impact of climate change on food security, and the need to invest in climate-smart agriculture. Nutrition has also been in the spotlight. As part of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition and in follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), IFPRI participated in the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, which explored options for shaping food systems to deliver nutritious food for healthy diets. At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, IFPRI hosted an event on how to fill the global and national data gap on nutrition. IFPRI published the 2016 Global Nutrition Report, highlighting progress toward and obstacles to better nutrition, and Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change, which recounts success stories in improving nutrition around the world. The annual meeting and report of ReSAKSS, an Africa-wide program supporting rural development, focused on achieving a nutrition revolution in Africa.
  • Strengthening Capacities for Evidence-Based Policy Planning and Implementation in Africa: IFPRI’s Support to CAADP in 2015-2016
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). . Washington DC: IFPRI. 2016
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    As part of IFPRI’s support to CAADP, the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) was established in 2006 to provide policy-relevant analysis, data, and tools necessary to support the formulation and implementation of evidence-based agricultural-sector policies and strategies, as well as to facilitate CAADP policy dialogue, peer review, benchmarking, and mutual learning processes. ReSAKSS is facilitated by IFPRI in partnership with Africa-based CGIAR centers, the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), and leading regional economic communities.
  • Achieving a nutrition revolution for Africa: The road to healthier diets and optimal nutrition
    Covic, Namukolo, ed.; Hendriks, Sheryl L., ed.. ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2016
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    Focusing the 2015 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) on nutrition will contribute to a broader understanding of the critical role of nutrition in achieving international, continental, and national economic growth targets through agriculture, food security, and nutrition. This report presents information and analysis in support of evidence-based policy making that should inform the second generation of CAADP national investment plans now being developed. This is an important moment for shaping the region’s future and ensuring that the much-needed agriculture-led growth and development agenda can simultaneously deliver on improving nutrition, saving lives, improving productivity and health, and curbing nutrition-related diseases and the associated public health expenditures. These investment plans should address not only the usual elements of undernutrition but also widespread micronutrient deficiencies (termed “hidden hunger”) and the growing problem of overweight and obesity that is associated with economic growth.
  • 2015 Annual report
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Annual Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2016
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    In 2015, IFPRI commemorated its 40th anniversary. For the past four decades, the Institute has worked tirelessly to provide research-based policy solutions to bring an end to hunger and malnutrition. The impact of IFPRI’s research travels far beyond its walls. This past year witnessed substantial gains in food and nutrition security on the global stage, and IFPRI was proud to contribute to these shared global achievements.
  • Stratégie de renforcement des capacités à travers l’évaluation des capacités requises (ECR) en vue de la mise es place du sustème national d’analyse Stratégique et de gestion des connaissances (SAKSS): Togo
    Kougblenou, Akoétévi. ReSAKSS CNA Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2016
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    Cette étude vise à identifier les domaines en vue d’améliorer la qualité et l’utilité de l’analyse des politiques agricoles, la planification de l’investissement, le suivi-évaluation et la gestion des connaissances au niveau national. Les résultats qui en découlent seront utilisés dans l’élaboration de la note conceptuelle et la mise en place du SAKSS au Togo. Le résumé est structuré en 3 parties, à savoir : analyse du processus politique ; résultats de l’évaluation des capacités ; et éléments de stratégie de renforcement des capacités.
  • 2014 Annual report
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Annual Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2015
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    Nutrients are a building block of life. Yet millions of people suffer from undernutrition and micronutrient malnutrition globally. The scope of impact is staggering: a lack of nourishment can lead to a lifetime of challenges, including stunted cognitive development, which can be passed on to future generations. Beyond its human toll, undernutrition costs the global economy 2 to 3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) every year, according to the FAO. It is because of nutrition’s ubiquitous role in well-being that IFPRI and partners brought the issue to center stage in 2014, launching the first annual Global Nutrition Report (GNR). The GNR tracks worldwide progress in improving nutrition, identifies bottlenecks to change, highlights opportunities for action, and contributes to strengthened nutrition accountability.
  • Strengthening capacities for evidence-based policy planning and implementation in Africa: IFPRI’s support to CAADP in 2014-2015
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). . Washington DC: IFPRI. 2015
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    As part of IFPRI’s support to CAADP, the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) was established in 2006 to provide policy-relevant analysis, data, and tools necessary to support the formulation and implementation of evidence-based agricultural-sector policies and strategies, as well as to facilitate CAADP policy dialogue, peer review, benchmarking, and mutual learning processes. ReSAKSS is facilitated by IFPRI in partnership with Africa-based CGIAR centers, the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), and leading regional economic communities.
  • Beyond a middle income Africa: Transforming African economies for sustained growth with rising employment and incomes
    Badiane, Ousmane, ed.; Makombe, Tsitsi, ed.. ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2015
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    The 2014 Annual Trends and Outlook Report examines both current and future trends that are likely to shape the trajectory of African economies. It investigates the drivers behind the recent growth recovery, the nature and pattern of structural transformation among African economies, past strategies and future outlook for industrialization, the changes occurring in agrifood systems, and the role of major infrastructure sectors in the continent’s past and future growth. The report also analyzes major global- and continental-level trends that may shape future growth across the continent and affect the region’s integration into global value chains.
  • Ethiopia: Joint sector review assessment
    Government of Ethiopia, Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). Agriculture Joint Sector Review (JSR) Assessment Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    Ethiopia’s key development objectives are poverty eradication and food security at the household level, with agriculture playing an important role in the achievement of both of these objectives. The major policy framework for doing so is the Agricultural Development-Led Industrialization (ADLI) strategy, which has been the central pillar of Ethiopia’s development vision since the 1990s. Agricultural sector growth in the short and medium terms is envisaged as the driver for long-term industrialization and the structural transformation of Ethiopia’s economy. Ethiopia indigenized the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) by signing a CAADP Compact in August 2009 and developing the Agricultural Sector Policy and Investment Framework (PIF), which is the country’s National Agricultural Investment Plan. PIF is a 10-year plan that targets 8 percent annual growth in agricultural gross domestic product. It prioritizes agricultural subsectors for investment, estimates financing needs, and provides an implementation roadmap. To further support CAADP implementation, Ethiopia signed the G8 [Group of Eight] Cooperation Framework to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in 2012. The G8 Cooperation Framework aims to catalyze private-sector investment in seed development, multiplication, and distribution. It also seeks to put mechanisms in place to improve the ability of Ethiopia’s private sector to access markets, land, and credit.
  • Tanzania: Joint sector review assessment
    Government of Tanzania, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives (MAFC). Agriculture Joint Sector Review (JSR) Assessment Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    The joint sector review (JSR) assessment exercise was undertaken in Tanzania from March to May 2014 to evaluate progress in Tanzania under CAADP and, in particular, progress on implementation of TAFSIP. This report was produced under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives (MAFC). The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) office for Eastern and Central Africa supported national collaborators to undertake the review. The assessment drew information from desk reviews, interviews with key stakeholders in the agricultural sector of Tanzania, and brainstorming and building consensus on the opportunities and challenges facing Tanzania’s agricultural sector through two stakeholder workshops.
  • Ghana: Joint sector review assessment
    Government of Ghana, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA). Agriculture Joint Sector Review (JSR) Assessment Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    In any sector, policy dialogue is a critical component to efficient and harmonious policymaking and implementation. A joint sector review (JSR) is an annual review of the sector to identify where challenges are preventing coherent dialogue. In Ghana, the first agriculture JSR was instituted in 2008 with the goal of reaching a common point-of-view among key sector stakeholders on important achievements in the preceding year. Stakeholders include the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA); development partners (DPs); other ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), the private sector, and civil society. In addition, the JSR seeks to review key remaining implementation challenges in the sector; assesses progress against strategic reform priorities and toward expected outputs and outcomes; and develop clear recommendations to prioritize reforms that feed into medium-term planning and budgeting exercises. This can be achieved through a sector-wide stakeholder meeting and consultation.
  • Malawi: Joint sector review assessment
    Government of Malawi, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MoAFS). Agriculture Joint Sector Review (JSR) Assessment Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    Agriculture joint sector reviews (JSRs) are key instruments for supporting mutual accountability and implementing the CAADP Results Framework. Malawi has already started conducting JSR meetings, which collectively review the effectiveness of policies and institutions in the agricultural sector as well as the extent to which they are achieving their intended results and outcomes. However, there is a need to strengthen the JSR process. This study was carried out to inform this initiative by performing a technical assessment of the existing JSR process. The assessment focused on three objectives: (1) to evaluate the policy and institutional environment of the implementation of NAIPs; (2) to examine the progress made toward achieving their key target outcomes and thus create baselines for future reviews; and (3) to assess the adequacy of existing processes to effectively carry out such reviews in the future and to identify actions to remedy any weaknesses seen. Some interesting findings were obtained from this assessment.
  • Capacity strengthening strategy through capacity needs assessment for Country Level Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS): Kenya
    Nyikal, Rose. ReSAKSS CNA Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    To assess these national capacity needs, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (ReSAKSS) initiated a study in Kenya and other African nations. Twenty-eight Kenyan organizations were determined to be key players in the agricultural policymaking process, but only 11 participated in the study. Overall, the study found that there is a need to build human, financial, and physical capacities for the major stakeholders involved in the Kenyan policymaking process. It also found that a core challenge the agricultural sector faces is the lack of a common platform to share knowledge, tasks, and experiences. A potential solution would be to establish an autonomous body to synchronize communications between stakeholders and assign them definitive tasks that align with their organizational mandates.
  • Capacity strengthening strategy through capacity needs assessment for Country Level Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS): Tanzania
    Mwinuka, Lutengano. ReSAKSS CNA Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    The overall purpose of this study is to develop a country‐specific capacity‐strengthening strategy to meet the strategic analysis and knowledge management objectives of the country CAADP process. The specific objective is to identify areas for improving the quality and utility of agricultural policy analysis and investment planning and implementation, M&E, and knowledge management at the country level. The study’s findings will be useful in designing and establishing the country SAKSS. Targeted respondents for the study included government ministries and agencies, local organizations involved in agricultural and food policy research, local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and institutions of learning and research.
  • Capacity strengthening strategy through capacity needs assessment for Country Level Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS): Zambia
    Musonda, Doris; Maroeidi, Vasiliki; Tembo, Stephen; Matchaya, Greenwell; Nhlengethwa, Sibusiso; Chikwenya, Nicholas; Sikombe, Derrick; Chilonda, Pius. ReSAKSS CNA Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    The overall goal of the capacity needs assessment was to collect qualitative and quantitative data from key institutions involved in the food and agricultural policy process that would be used to inform a capacity strengthening strategy (CSS) for Zambia to meet the strategic analysis and knowledge management needs of the country Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) process. The assessment was undertaken at three different levels: country, organizational, and individual. Data were collected at all three levels through a series of key informant interviews and the distribution of a detailed survey to 11 key institutions that are involved in the food and agricultural policy process in Zambia. Data collection was undertaken between June and August 2013.
  • Capacity strengthening strategy through capacity needs assessment for Country Level Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS): Uganda
    Bashaasha, Bernard. ReSAKSS CNA Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    In an effort to accelerate growth and eliminate hunger and poverty, Uganda signed a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Compact in 2010, thereby agreeing to commit 10 percent of its annual budget toward agriculture and to work toward increasing the sector’s growth by 6 percent annually. To support these objectives, stakeholders need adequate capacities to develop policies and address the country’s food and agriculture needs. The purpose of this 2012 capacity needs assessment is to identify gaps in the agricultural policymaking process caused by limited or nonexistent capacities and develop an action plan to close these gaps.
  • Capacity strengthening strategy through capacity needs assessment for Country Level Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS): Ghana
    Dittoh, Saa. ReSAKSS CNA Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    The objective of this Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) study is to identify where and how to improve Ghana’s agricultural policy analysis, investment planning, implementation, M&E, and knowledge management. To achieve this objective, researchers first needed to identify and understand country‐level capacities, skills, and analytical tools that already exist and function effectively in addition to ones that are deficient or nonexistent. The CNA was conducted at three levels: the policy process/enabling environment level, organizational level, and individual level. The assessment focused on the thematic issues related to (1) strategic policy analysis, (2) M&E, and (3) knowledge management and sharing. Thirteen organizations were covered in this assessment, including government ministries, research organizations, universities, and professional associations.
  • Promoting Agricultural Trade to Enhance Resilience in Africa ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2013
    Badiane, Ousmane, ed.; Makombe, Tsitsi, ed.; Bahiigwa, Godfrey, ed.. ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    The 2013 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) contributes to the emerging debate by analyzing Africa’s recent trade performance and future outlook at the global and regional levels, including discussions of the mechanisms of dealing with food price volatility, the scope for increasing trans-border trade, and the potential impacts of weather-related shocks and biophysical factors on intra-regional exports. The ATOR finds that Africa’s share of world trade of goods and services, and specifically of agricultural goods, made a turnaround and started increasing in the 2000s. Also, intra-Africa agricultural exports have grown rapidly in recent years, particularly in calorie terms, thus lessening the continent’s dependence on the West in terms of trade. The Report attributes the improved trade performance to recent improvements in economic growth and infrastructure on the continent, together with higher world prices for some key raw materials.
  • Senegal: Evaluation des processus de revue conjointe du secteur agricule
    Government of Senegal, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment (MoARE). Agriculture Joint Sector Review (JSR) Assessment Report. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2014
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    Le présent rapport est élaboré avec l’appui technique du Système d’analyse stratégique et de gestion des connaissances(ReSAKSS) et de l’Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI). Il fait suite à la lettre adressée par la Commission de l’Union Africaine (CUA) et le Nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique (NEPAD) aux ministres en charge de l’agriculture de sept pays africains, dont le Sénégal, et s’inscrit dans le cadre du renforcement de la Responsabilité mutuelle à travers les Revues conjointes du secteur agricole (RCSA). Cette section introductive décrit brièvement le Programme national d’investissement agricole (PNIA) du Sénégal formulé dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de la Politique agricole de la Communauté économique des états de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ECOWAP) et du Programme détaillé pour le développement de l’agriculture en Afrique (PDDAA). Elle passe également en revue les principaux engagements du Sénégal dans le cadre des accords de l’ECOWAP/PDDAA, du PNIA et de la Nouvelle alliance pour la sécurité alimentaire etla nutrition (NASAN).

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