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Development management in Africa: the case of the agriculture analysis and planning project in Liberia

by Hermann, C; Shaw, M; Hannah, J; AID, Washington, D.C. (EUA) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: E14 H551 Series: AID Evaluation Special Study (AID) no. 37. Publisher: Washington, D.C. (EUA): 1985Description: 52 p.Summary: The Agriculture Analysis and Planning Project (669-0137) and its predecessor project, the Agriculture Development Program (669-0123), have contributed to improvements in the management capability of the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). The principal management interventions of the projects were: (1) technology transfer, in the form of sector planning and the data collection and analysis systems this required; (2) staff development through long-and short-term participant training and in country training; and (3) organizational and operational changes effected through an attempted sector plan. The central objective of these projects was to develop MOA's capability for the data collection and analysis required for formulating a sector plan that would coordinate and direct agricultural programs and investments. Although sector planning has not been institucionalized in MOA, the projects have achieved some limited success in key areas of potential importance to improved management within the ministry. These include (1) establishment of a basic capability to collect and aanalyze primary agricultural data in the Statistics and Planning Divisions of the MOA Planning Department, which previously did not exist; (2) training in agricultural economics and statistics for approximately 50 MOA staff, the majority of whom are currently employed in MOA or in the agriculture sector; (3) reorganization of MOA so that its internal structure might better support sector planning should this approach be accepted fully by the ministry. A very important function of the project has been to provide a base of support to the Statistics and Planning Divisions during a period when such support was not available from MOA itself. This was not an anticipated output of the projectSubject(s): PROYECTOS DE DESARROLLO | PLANIFICACION AGRICOLA | ADMINISTRACION DEL DESARROLLO | AFRICA | LIBERIA
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