Book Launch: Political Economy and Policy Analysis (PEPA) Sourcebook

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    09:00 am > 10:30 am UTC-05:00

Stakeholders working in food system policy research and development often ask, “What works where, why, and how?” These fundamental questions fuel other important debates—what are the “windows of opportunity” for reform and policy change? Are biotech crops part of the solution to solving climate, food, and nutrition security challenges in developing economies? What institutional innovations are “best fit” for managing shared natural resources to avoid conflict?


This webinar will launch a new political economy and policy analysis (PEPA) sourcebook that offers a unique combination of frameworks, analytical tools, and case studies to answer key questions relevant to agrifood system transformation. This event showcases the PEPA Sourcebook by applying frameworks to case study examples and discussing the relevance of PEPA for national policies and strategies.
Opening remarks
Clemens Breisinger, Lead, CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) and Country Program Leader, Kenya, IFPRI


PEPA Sourcebook for food systems transformation: Framework, analytical tools, and case studies
Jonathan Mockshell, Research Scientist – Senior Agricultural Economist, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI


Systems Transformation Research Group Perspective on PEPA
Marcela Quintero, Senior Director, Food Systems Transformation Science Group, CGIAR and Associate Director General, Research Strategy, and Innovation, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Frank Place, Senior Advisor, Director General Office, IFPRI
Alan Nicol, Co-lead, CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) and Principal Researcher, IWMI


Panel Discussion: Evidence based insights from political economy and policy analysis for national policies and strategies
Antonia Simbine, Director General, Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER)
Jamie Morrison, Senior Advisor, Policy and External Relations, GAIN
Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo, Deputy Director, Agrifood Economics Division, FAO
Biniam Iyob, Senior Policy Adviser, Feed the Future, Office of Policy, Analysis and Engagement, Bureau of Resilience, Environment and Food Security, USAID


Naureen Karachiwalla, Research Fellow, IFPRI


This work is part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS). CGIAR launched NPS with national and international partners to build policy coherence, respond to policy demands and crises, and integrate policy tools at national and subnational levels in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CGIAR centers participating in NPS are The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and WorldFish. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund.  


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