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First workshop of the policy assistance project TCP/NIR/3402 on Long term perspectives and policies for sustainable development: Introduction to cost-benefit analysis of policies
Ilorin, Federal Republic of Nigeria from 12 to 22 November 2012

About 70 officers from Nigeria’s various ministries will attend the 2-week  workshop supported by FAO, on:  Long term perspectives and policies for sustainable development. The workshop team and participants will identify selected policy options that are relevant for the implementation of the Economic Transformation Agenda, the fine-tuning of the CAADP National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) and other national policy frameworks. They will also share knowledge on current and emerging issues regarding sustainable and inclusive development in Nigeria and will deepen their knowledge of analytical tools for evidence-based policy making.


Request for assistance
Following Nigeria’s participation in the High-Level Policy Learning Programme 2011: “Addressing long-term development challenges: from short-lived interventions to lasting achievement” and as envisaged in the follow up Country Action Plan, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria, requested FAO to set up a project for policy assistance to support the Government in the implementation of the Economic Transformation Agenda and to achieve the Nigeria Vision 20:2020 through appropriate policy analysis and formulation.

Consequently, the project TCP/NIR/3402 was tailor made along the lines of the existing FAO UPPI programme “Sustainable development, food security and inclusive growth: understanding paradigms and exploring policy impacts for policy making  (UPPI)”, which frames policy assistance activities and “bottom up” (country-based) policy relevant knowledge generation.  Within this context, TCP/NIR/3402 aims at preparing evidence-based policy products, to increase country-level policy intelligence and develop analytical capacities of relevant policy units, with the ultimate goal to help the Government of Nigeria achieve sustainable development and inclusive growth.


Workshop structure
The workshop is divided into two parts:

  • Week 1: aimed at senior officers from various ministries: Policy-relevant themes and tools relevant to the development challenges Nigeria is facing, discussion of current policy frameworks and identification of policy gaps.
  • Week 2: aimed at senior policy analysts from the same institutions: preparation and start-up of a work programme for national Working Groups to address selected policy gaps through in depth analysis of selected policy options. Deepening knowledge of cost-benefit analysis of policies for enhanced policy intelligence through Value Chain Analysis (VCA) approaches to analyze socio-economic and environmental impacts of policy options. See Agenda


List of support material 


For more information, please contact Lorenzo G. Bellù, Policy Officer (Economist), FAO