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1 South-south Cooperation in IFAD’s Operating Model ______________________________________________ Presented by: Thomas Elhaut, Director, Asia and Pacific Region Based on corporate review done by Thomas Elhaut and Nicoló Berghinz, SSC Specialist 15 September 2010

2 Flow of presentation I. Background II. Illustration of IFAD’s experience III. Lessons learnt IV. Ways forward

3 I. Background : definition and value added

4 Definition ►Long history: Bandung, 1955 ►SSC is intensifying and diversifying ►IFAD’s working definition of SSC:  two-way process  fluid and direct interchange  ideas, technologies and goods  between people, directly  agricultural (rural) productivity and profitability  within and across regions  leading to change, action on the ground  with win-win-win opportunities ►Consistent with IFAD’s policies

5 Value added of SSC ►Scouting for rural innovations ►Replication ►Enhance IFAD’s:  relevance: appropriate knowledge  effectiveness: probability of reaching development objectives  efficiency: reduced transaction costs, reduced risks ►Sustainability ►Earlier and predictable upscaling

6 SSC concretises the KM agenda ►Demand- driven: south-south partnerships  sustainable (production and communication) technology  profitable rural enterprise models  inclusive institutions and pro-poor policies  enabling approaches for rural poverty reduction ►IFAD as facilitator: the triangular dimension  corporate strategy objectives: areas of comparative advantage  increasingly: agricultural (rural) productivity, profitability

7 II. IFAD’s Experience

8 Typology of engagement ►Dimension of IFAD’s operating model: one of IFAD’s operating modalities ►Special purpose activities linked to IFAD investment programmes

9 ProjectNature of activity DateIFAD's contribution (in USD) Status ICT Africa-Latin Americagrant funded Completed Palenque Learning Routegrant funded Completed Pro-poor policy with FAOgrant funded Ongoing Competitiveness Greater Mekong Sub-regiongrant funded Ongoing Learning Route Ecuador – Peru, market accessgrant funded Completed Cambodia – Chinain project Completed Cooperation with farmers’ organizationsgrant funded Ongoing First Asia Regional Gathering Pastoral Womengrant funded Ongoing Terra Madre India and Brazilgrant funded Ongoing New Delhi Conferencegrant funded Completed Brazil-Africa Agricultural Innovation Marketplacegrant funded Ongoing Indigenous Partnershipsgrant funded being processed Promoting SSC with China, knowledge sharinggrant funded being processed Some examples : 13 specific activities

10 New Delhi Conference on Rural Transformation 1)India, Brazil, China, South Africa 2)Policy focus:  inclusive and sustainable rural development  effective governance  efficiency and effectiveness of public policy and programmes 3)Approach:  reinforcement of PPP (public, private, people/partnership)  gender issues  development of small scale producers  land reforms  financial services  ICT enhancement  efficient resource allocation 4)to be opened up to other developing countries 5)IFAD: $; technical inputs in conference; support to follow-up (South Africa)

11 Enhancing Agricultural Competitiveness in the Greater Mekong Subregion 1)Cambodia, China (Yunnan), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam 2)Participants  policy makers  chambers of commerce  farmers and their organisations  technical experts 3)Content  new agricultural technologies  commodity chains  expanded trade 4)IFAD: $, CPM for Laos and Vietnam ensures link to ongoing projects (supervision next month) the other triangle

12 Consortium for Unfavourable Rice Environments (CURE) with IRRI (CGIAR) 1)10 South and Southeast Asian countries 2)NARES, IRRI researchers, farmers and extension workers 3)diverse rice ecosystems 4)on-site farmer-participatory research 5)multidisciplinary approach for technology generation, validation, and dissemination 6)broad-based capacity building 7)IFAD: supervision, link to ongoing projects in Laos and Bangladesh

13 Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace 1)Innovative technologies for smallholders (women) in Africa 2)Participants:  policymakers  scientists and experts  NGOs, African organizations, foundations  universities  private sector 3)Components:  policy dialogue  Marketplace  Africa-Brazil projects 4)IFAD: USD

14 China-Asia-Africa SSC Seminar 1)Madagascar, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Vietnam 2)Content:  the climate change  food quality and safety  rural technologies  community participation  multi-sectoral and coordinated investments  managed approach to poverty reduction policy planning

15 Regional Gathering of Pastoralist Women 1)Pastoralist women 2)In Asia, Near and Middle East 3)Components  knowledge-sharing  capacity building  regional platform 4)women influence local and national policies 5)IFAD: $; technical support of the IFAD livestock advisor, link to ongoing projects

16 RUTAs: the learning routes in LAC  A systematised process: PROCASUR  farmers and their associations, rural organizations, technicians and private sector representatives  learning in the field  organized thematically around good practices in rural development  experiences of rural institutions, communities and families  Innovation Plan: inclusive strategy for the community as a whole  supports for subsequent on-the-ground replication and implementation  on-line platforms to serve rural development projects and their beneficiaries  IFAD: CPM for Colombia and Peru is part of the facilitation mechanism and ensures link to ongoing projects

17 Learning Routes in LAC and beyond (e.g. Rwanda, Malawi) 1)Examples of learning routes:  Sharing knowledge about market access in Ecuador and Peru  Successful Colombian Rural Micro-enterprises  Improving the quality of life for the community of Palenque  Talented Rural Youth: learning from their experiences in accessing land and financial and business services 2)IFAD: replicating the learning route approach in Asia (November, in China)

18 III. Lessons learnt  elect true champions as hosts  manage knowledge content: driven by guests’ demand with flexibility  secure financing to sustain the process  assure evidence-based KM (results)  institutions matter:  select institution that has SSC know-how  build-in sustainability in the programme

19 IV. Ways Forward

20 The future of SSC ►Maintain: current diversity, flexibility, innovation, decentralisation ►Add: corporate strategic dimension  a corporate window: policy and strategy in nature, to support and enhance current SSC approach  monitor the financing of SSC  systematise knowledge management

21 Increased coordination and cross-fertilisation as part of KM strategy ►Corporate coordination function in the office of the CDS ►Core responsibilities: ►accelerate and upscale SSC ►stronger direction, strategic selectivity ►KM and results focus ►stronger policy impact (advocacy)

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