The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

The comprehensive Africa agriculture program as a collective institution

New International Food Policy Research Institute publication

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), an initiative of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), was developed in response to the neglect of the agricultural sector by African governments as well as donors. The program is also a response to concerns about the ineffectiveness of development aid due to absence of ownership and fragmented development interventions. Similarly to other NEPAD initiatives, especially the African Peer Review Mechanism, CAADP can be understood as an institution by which African countries aim to build a collective reputation regarding their commitment to improve governance and to develop agriculture.
This paper discusses the strategies that CAADP can use to overcome these collective action challenges.
More IFPRI publications about CAADP can be found on the following link:http://www.ifpri.org/publication/comprehensive-africa-agriculture-program-collective-institution

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