Improving policy performance: Measuring and monitoring policy

OECD’s policy measurement and monitoring exercise now covers 50 countries which together account for 88% of global value added in agriculture. Most recent additions to the country coverage include Indonesia, Viet Nam and Colombia, and work is underway on Costa Rica, the Philippines and India. This annual exercise produces comparable, up-to-date policy indicators and tailored policy advice. Constant efforts are made to ensure that the methodology can appropriately encompass new policy developments, including in countries at very different levels of development. Dissemination has been prioritised through innovative web-based tools such as “compare your country”. In-depth country studies have been undertaken for Indonesia, Viet Nam, Kazakhstan, Colombia, and Switzerland, and tailored advice has been offered to numerous countries contemplating or implementing reform programmes, including Switzerland, Mexico, Japan and the European Union. Reviews of the most recent reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union and of the 2014 US Farm Bill will be undertaken during 2016. OECD is spearheading a broad-based consortium of international organisations which aims to harmonise indicators of agricultural support and protection to enable global benchmarking and analysis. This consortium includes the OECD, IFPRI, the World Bank, United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).


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