Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa: Modeling and Evaluation
Christian Henning (editor)
Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa: Modeling and Evaluation

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The book examines the methodological challenges in analyzing the effectiveness of development policies. It presents a selection of tools and methodologies that can help tackle the complexities of which policies work best and why, and how they can be implemented effectively given the political and economic framework conditions of a country. The contributions in this book offer a continuation of the ongoing evidence-based debate on the role of agriculture and participatory policy processes in reducing poverty. They develop and apply quantitative political economy approaches by integrating quantitative models of political decision-making into existing economic modeling tools, allowing a more comprehensive growth-poverty analysis. The book addresses not only scholars who use quantitative policy modeling and evaluation techniques in their empirical or theoretical research, but also technical experts, including policy makers

and analysts from stakeholder organizations, involved in formulating and implementing policies to reduce poverty and to increase economic and social well-being in African countries.

Policy Support Through Modeling and Evaluation: Methodological Challenges and Practical Solutions
1. Modeling Economic Policies
Macro-economic Models: Comparative Analysis of Strategies and Long Term Outlook for Growth and Poverty Reduction Among ECOWAS Member Countries
Macro-economic Models: How to Spend Uganda’s Expected Oil Revenues? A CGE Analysis of the Agricultural and Poverty Impacts of Spending Options
Micro-econometric and Micro-Macro Linked Models: Impact of the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Program of Uganda—Considering Different Levels of Likely Contamination with the Treatment
Micro-econometric and Micro-Macro Linked Models: Modeling Agricultural Growth and Nutrition Linkages: Lessons from Tanzania and Malawi
Micro-econometric and Micro-Macro Linked Models: Sequential Macro-Micro Modelling with Behavioral Microsimulations
2. Modeling Policy Processes
Modeling and Evaluation of Political Processes: A New Quantitative Approach
A Network Based Approach to Evaluate Participatory Policy Processes: An Application to CAADP in Malawi
The Formation of Elite Communication Networks in Malawi: A Bayesian Econometric Approach
Voter Behavior and Government Performance in Malawi: An Application of a Probabilistic Voting Model
Whither Participation? Evaluating Participatory Policy Processes Using the CGPE Approach: The Case of CAADP in Malawi
3. Concluding Remarks
Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS): Translating Evidence into Action
Lessons Learned and Future Challenges
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