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International Workshop of Modelling & Evaluation of CAADP Policies

July 5, 2011

This past weekend, July 2-3, a workshop was held on the Theory, Methods and Application of Modeling and Evaluation (M&E) of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Policies.  The University of Kiel, the Institute of World Economy and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) brought together interdisciplinary scholars working in the field of policy modelling and evaluation at the micro or macro level.  The workshop did a thorough assessment of micro/macro modelling approaches, econometric evaluation methods, political economy modelling and the practical applications of these processes.

  1. Micro-Macro-Modelling:  Linking general and partial equilibrium models, i.e. farm-household models (FHM) linked with computable general equilibrium models (CGE), but also linked Agent-based modelling and FHM-CGE approaches.
  2. Advanced Micro- and Macro-econometric Evaluation Techniques:  Propensity score matching’, ‘Generalized Matching’ as well as ‘Parametric Econometric Approaches’.
  3. Political Economy Modelling:  Qualitative and quantitative approaches in comparative political economy. In particular, these include empirical estimation of probabilistic voter models, empirical applications of Computable General Political Equilibrium Models (CGPE) as well as policy network analyses.
  4. Practical Applications:  Practical examples of modelling and evaluation methods include the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (ReSAKSS) that provide analysis, data, interactive IT-based tools, and capacity support to promote evidence-based policy planning and implementation associated with the CAADP agenda.

The conference was opened by Christian Henning and featured a number of presentations over the course of the weekend.  For a full list of workshops that occurred, please view the Kiel Modelling Workshop, July 2-3.

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  1. February 11, 2013 5:15 am

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