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OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2013


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.


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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. 

  • Presentation by Jonathan Brooks, Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD | PPT
  • Discussion by Maximo Torero, Division Director - Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI | PPT


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.

  • The MAFAP Project of the FAO by Jean Balié, Economist, FAO | PPT
  • OECD, with emphasis on recent country reviews by Andrzej Kwiecinski, Senior Agriculture Policy Analyst, OECD | PPT
  • The “Distortions to Agricultural Incentives” project of the World Bank by Prof.  Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide | PPT
  • The Asian Productivity Organisation by Kunio Tsubota, Expert | PPT
  • Inter-American Development Bank by Carmen Fernandez, Economist | PPT
  • African Development Bank by Jonas Nwankwo Chianu, Principal Agricultural Economist | PPT


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

  • Indonesia: Tahlim Sudaryanto, Assistant Minister for Internal Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia | PPT
  • China: Guoqiang Cheng, Secretary-General and Senior Research Fellow, Development Research Centre of the State Council of P.R.C. | PPT
  • Tanzania: Yamungu Kayandabila, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives of Tanzania
  • Kazakhstan: Guzal Islamshina, Senior Analyst, Analytical Centre of Economic Policy in Agriculture Sector LLC, Kazakhstan | PPT
  • Burkina Faso: Richard Guissou, Director of Prospective and Operational Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Burkina Faso
  • USA: Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture | PPT
  • Ukraine: Vitaliy Sablouk, Director, Department of Economic Development of the Agricultural Market of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine


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