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Assessing Policy Coherence for Development

A Pilot Study on the Impacts of OECD Countries’ Policies on Food Security in Tanzania

18-11-2015

ECDPM, ESRF. 2015. Assessing Policy Coherence for Development: A Pilot Study on the Impacts of OECD Countries’ Policies on Food Security in Tanzania. Maastricht: ECDPM.

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The impact from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries’ policies stretches past them, also in developing countries. However the precise effects are not completely defined. ECDPM, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in Tanzania, and with support from the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, carried out a pilot study to better understand the effects that OECD countries’ policies have on food security conditions in developing countries.

This study is part of an initiative to enhance policy coherence for development (PCD) in OECD countries. PCD consists in creating an international policy and economic environment that enables developing countries to reach their development objectives, notably food security. Advancing the PCD agenda requires more systematic evidence on the effects of non-development cooperation policies potentially affecting developing countries and more dialogues involving stakeholders from these countries.

This project addressed this need by developing a methodology for assessing PCD and testing it in the context of Tanzania. The final report of this project is the result of a process that comprised three main steps, including a food security profile of Tanzania, an analysis of the market effects of selected policies in specific sectors, and an assessment of the implications for food security conditions at the local level within Tanzania. At each step of this process, consultations with various stakeholders, including Tanzania public and private actors and development partners, were held in Dar es Salaam.

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