Shared Approaches to Measuring the Agricultural Policy Environment
Paris, France | 16 December, 2013
There have been many attempts to measure and monitor agricultural policy over several decades, from the seminal efforts of the FAO in the early 1970s, the OECD’s PSE/CSE exercise since the early 1980s, and different efforts by other international institutions involved in agricultural policy and development, through to the most recent efforts of the World Bank, IFPRI, the APO, the IADB, and the MAFAP project led by FAO and funded by the Gates Foundation. This Global Forum brings together experts, international organisations, policy makers and officials to reflect on the ways in which such analyses can assist and guide governments in the choice of their agricultural policies, through the exchange of experiences and information about the lessons learned. In addition the meeting provides an opportunity for discussion about how consistency and comparability among the different exercises could be improved, on the scope for increased country coverage and about the institutional arrangements at national, regional and global level which could enable countries to maximise benefits from participation.
Information for participants
Documents and presentations
Session 1. An overview – current coverage, key commonalities and key differences
This first session sets the scene by describing current and recent policy measurement efforts, identifying the main commonalities and differences between the different indicators used by different institutions and researchers and the terminology used to des²cribe them.
Session 2. Policy insights
In this session, which will take the form of a round table, individual international organisations briefly highlight the main policy insights garnered from their work as well as the problems (institutional, methodological, data) faced in carrying out the analysis.
Session 3. Country experiences
In this session representatives of countries participating in policy measurement and analysis present their views on the usefulness and pertinence of the exercise | Template
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