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Joint Sector Review Assessment, Ghana, Advancing Mutual Accountability through Comprehensive, Inclusive, and Technically Robust Review and Dialogue
(2014)
  • Samuel Asuming-Brempong
  • Stephen Frimpong, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Abstract

In any sector, policy dialogue is a critical component to efficient and harmonious policymaking and implementation. A joint sector review (JSR) is an annual review of the sector to identify where challenges are preventing coherent dialogue. In Ghana, the first agriculture JSR was instituted in 2008 with the goal of reaching a common point- of- view among key sector stakeholders on important achievements in the preceding year. Stakeholders include the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA); development partners (DPs); other ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), the private sector, and civil society. In addition, the JSR seeks to review key remaining implementation challenges in the sector; assesses progress against strategic reform priorities and toward expected outputs and outcomes; and develop clear recommendations to prioritize reforms that feed into medium- term planning and budgeting exercises. This can be achieved through a sector- wide stakeholder meeting and consultation. This stocktaking assessment was conducted to provide an overview of the JSR process , explain sectoral progress as a baseline for subsequent JSRs, and assess progress in policymaking and institutional strengthening, which are key components of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) framework. The study uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Quantitative methods used secondary data from Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), and other sources. Qualitative approaches are mainly key informant discussions, informal interviews, and reviews of existing documents.

Keywords
  • New Alliance,
  • CAADP,
  • METASIP (Ghana's NAIP),
  • Agricultural Sector Performance in Ghana,
  • Policy Assessment,
  • Institutional Review,
  • Financial Performance
Publication Date
Summer September, 2014
Citation Information
Samuel Asuming-Brempong and Stephen Frimpong. "Joint Sector Review Assessment, Ghana, Advancing Mutual Accountability through Comprehensive, Inclusive, and Technically Robust Review and Dialogue" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ska_frimpong/2/