Assessment and review of recent policy work on pro-poor agriculture development
The assignment consisted of three interrelated tasks:
• A critical assessment of WDR 2008 with emphasis on its strategic conclusions and recommendations.
• A comparison of the principal strategic conclusions and policy recommendations of WDR with those outlined in the OECD-report on Pro-Poor Agriculture identifying similarities but also possible important differences.
• A review of Sida-s position paper Improving Income Among Rural Poor with the aim of identifying issues or topics, which the current international discourse on agriculture and rural development judge as critical, but which were not taken into consideration or given sufficient emphasis, when the IIRD was written.