WYE CITY GROUP MEETING ON STATISTICS ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE HOUSEHOLD INCOME , Rome 11-12 June 2009.
WYE CITY GROUP MEETING
ON STATISTICS ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE HOUSEHOLD INCOME ,
Rome 11-12 June 2009
Session 3 Topic 3Developing countries’ perspective: Selecting a core set of Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation in Agriculture and Rural Development in Less-than-Ideal Conditions and implications for countries statistical system
Authors:Naman Keita (FAO), Nwanze Okidegbe, Sanjiva Cooke (World Bank), Tim Marchant, Consultant
Presented by N. Keita, Senior Statistician, FAO
Developed countries: agriculture is less and less the economic base of rural areas.
Developing countries: agricultural base of the economy with:
The major policy issues are related to:
The ideal environment for establishing a good M&E system is where:
there is a strong and consistent demand for information.
the concept of "management by results" is widely practised.
timely and relevant information is being systematically used to improve decision-making and to advance the process of development.
systems are in place to ensure that reliable and relevant data and information are available when needed.
The less-than-ideal condition, on the other hand, is where:
demand for information is weak.
evidence is not used to inform decision-making.
the stock and flow of timely information are irregular and unreliable and statistical capacity is weak.
Measuring results (outcomes andimpact)
Defining a core set of priority indicators for ARD programs
Medium to Long Run (maybe 5 years by the time surveys are carried out)
Medium Term - Ideally annually – maybe every 2 – 3 years
(Goods and Services)
Short – Medium Term - Ideally more than once a year or annually
(Material, financial, human)
Short Term - Ideally every three months or annually
Issues – Cost and Capacity
Could also be RAVES
MENU of 86 indicators
Arranged by:*Sub-sectors and thematic areasA. Sector-Wide Indicators for Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentB. Specific Indicators for Sub-sectors of Agriculture and Rural Development(1-Crops, 2-Livestock, 3-Fisheries and Aquaculture, 4-Forestry, 5-Rural Micro and SME Finance, 6-Agriculture Research and Extension, 7-Irrigation and Drainage, 8-Agri-Business)C. Indicators for Thematic Areas related to Agriculture and Rural Development(1-Community-based rural development, 2-Natural Resources Management, 3-Land Policy and Administration)*Early outcome and long-term indicators
4. DATA FRAMEWORK
Main problems common to many developing countries:
growing interest in the monitoring and evaluation of national development programmes=>growing interest in the rehabilitation of the NSS
Global strategy will provide:
Global Strategy to be discussed by senior experts during the upcoming International Statistical Institute Satellite meeting to be held 13-14 August 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique
TRACKING RESULTS IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN LESS-THAN-IDEAL CONDITIONS
A Sourcebook of indicators for monitoring and evaluation