The Development Dimension

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A series of OECD books analyzing  the development aspects of policies in other domains, such as economic, financial, environmental, agricultural or trade policies. By systematically taking the development dimension of member country policies into account, OECD analysis and dialogue can help change behaviour in support of development in an ever more integrated, interdependent global economy.

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Agriculture and Development

Agriculture and Development

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18 Nov 2005
9789264013353 (PDF) ;9789264013346(print)

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With a view to helping policy analysts and decision makers focus on the development impacts of their policies, this report discusses the extent to which OECD country agricultural and agricultural trade policies are coherent with, and supportive of, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger.

Agriculture and Development: The Case for Policy Coherence defines the ‘where’ (country impact), ‘how’ (most damaging forms of support), ‘which’ (commodity aspects) and ‘who’ (household effects) of agricultural policy reform. It treats the effects of four main categories of OECD country agricultural policies: domestic, trade, regulatory, and development co-operation policies. In each case it identifies the implications from the perspective of making agriculture and development policies more coherent.

By providing a survey of the policy coherence dimension in OECD country agricultural policy-making, this report provides the analytical framework that policy makers need to help them weigh their decisions in the light of their countries’ internationally agreed development commitments.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Introduction
-Agriculture and Development Goals
-Policy Coherence and Agriculture - A Framework
Chapter 2. Policy Coherence between OECD Domestic Agricultural Policies and Development Objectives
-Exploring the Impacts of OECD Country Agricultural Policies on Development
-Empirical Estimates of Policy Coherence
-Price Variability and Food Security
Chapter 3. Policy Coherence between OECD Country Agricultural Trade Policies and Development Objectives
-The Impact of Regional or Bilateral Liberalisation
-Agricultural Trade Preferences as a Development Instrument
-Agricultural Trade Preferences and Preference Erosion
-Tariff Escalation
-Trade Remedy Measures
-Recognition of Developement Concerns in International Trade Rules
Chapter 4. Policy Coherence between OECD Country Regulatory Policies and Development Objectives
-Regulatory Barriers
-Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Product Standards
-Environmental Standards
-Consumer Protection
-Intellectual Property Protection of Plant Varieties and Geographical Indications
Chapter 5. Policy Coherence between OECD Country Development Assistance Policies and Agricultural Trade and Development
-Trends in Overall Aid
-Trends in Agricultural Aid
-Trade-Related Assistance
-Food Aid
-Donor Country Coordination and Aid Effectiveness
Chapter 6. Policy Coherence within Developing Countries
-Coherent Incentives
-Investment Trends in Agriculture
-Other Complementary Policies
Chapter 7. Key Messages and Proposals for Further Work
-Improving Policy Coherence
-Improving the Knowledge Base
Annex A. Why is Agricultural Policy Still So Difficult to Reform? by Jonathan Brooks
Annex B. Extracts from Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2005
Annex C. Action for a Shared Development Agenda

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