Country SAKSS and Capacity Needs Assessments

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With an eye to building institutional and technical capacity, ReSAKSS works with the CAADP teams to set up or strengthen country Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (country SAKSS) rooted in the existing local capacities and infrastructure. The country SAKSS is a critical instrument for supporting the review of and dialogue on CAADP implementation at the country level.

SAKSS platforms have been launched in a total of 13 countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Rwanda, and Uganda.  Established SAKSS platforms are already supporting country agricultural sector review and mutual accountability processes by providing policy-relevant analyses, data, and tools to guide policymaking, fill knowledge gaps, and promote dialogue.  During 2017, ReSAKSS is working to strengthen governance structures and set up local analytical networks for the SAKSS platforms.

In addition, capacity needs assessments (CNAs) have been completed and validated in 18 countries, as a first step to setting up or strengthening a SAKSS platform. The countries include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. CNA reports for Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia have been published. Outcomes of the assessments are being used to develop country capacity-strengthening strategies and help direct the work of each country’s SAKSS.

In a bid to improve management, analysis, and visualization of data, starting in 2015 ReSAKSS has been working to equip each SAKSS platform with an eAtlas tool. The eAtlas is a mapping tool that helps to track disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators into a centralized and highly interactive system. To date, 21 eAtlases have been developed for all existing and upcoming SAKSS platforms. The eAtlases help policy analysts and policymakers access and use data at the subnational level to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.

Download CNA reports:

  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 12 - Togo | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNS Report # 11 - Niger | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 10 - Burkina Faso | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 9 - Uganda | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 8 - Kenya | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 7 - Tanzania | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 6 - Zambia | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 5 - Ghana | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 4 - Mozambique | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 3 - Ethiopia | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 2 - Rwanda | DOWNLOAD
  • ReSAKSS CNA Report # 1 - Malawi | DOWNLOAD