The CAADP Inaugural Biennial Review and the Africa Agricultural Transformation Scorecard: Results and Areas for Improvement

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1754

68 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2018

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Samuel Benin

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

John Ulimwengu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Wondwosen Tefera

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: August 31, 2018

Abstract

This paper uses the Biennial Review (BR) data and simple correlations to analyze the potential relationship between progress in recommitting to CAADP or mutual accountability and progress in meeting commitments in the other five broad areas. Various weighting systems are used to demonstrate the sensitivity of the weights chosen for computing the scores to develop the Africa Agricultural Transformation Scorecard (AATS). The current BR applies equal weights to the seven thematic areas, followed by equal weights to performance categories and indicators within each thematic area and performance category, respectively. The other weighting systems considered for the sensitivity analysis include equal weights applied at performance category or indicator level, differential weights based on the ease or difficulty in achieving various commitments using the Items Response Theory (IRT), and differential weighting system that gives more weight to performance categories or indicators that are more directly linked to agricultural transformation.

Keywords: Africa, Agriculture, Poverty, Agricultural Development, Land Productivity, Sustainable Agriculture, Development Indicators, Evaluation, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), Malabo Declaration

Suggested Citation

Benin, Samuel and Ulimwengu, John and Tefera, Wondwosen, The CAADP Inaugural Biennial Review and the Africa Agricultural Transformation Scorecard: Results and Areas for Improvement (August 31, 2018). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1754. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3252733

Samuel Benin (Contact Author)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
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John Ulimwengu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Wondwosen Tefera

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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