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1.9 Feedback exercises

All answers can be found in the text.

1. a. It is generally stated that the performance of the livestock subsector in sub-Saharan Africa in past years has not been satisfactory. Name three indicators for assessing such a trend.

i) __________________
ii) __________________
iii) __________________

b. Two important conditions for satisfactory progress in agriculture are:

i) availability of appropriate technology
ii) existence of appropriate policies
What could be the two other conditions?
iii) __________________
iv) __________________

2. Circle T for True and F for False.

i) ILCA's review of published research shows that inappropriate policies have retarded progress in the livestock subsector more than the lack of appropriate technologies.

T

F

ii) Policy may be defined as a set of decisions with or without related actions designed to implement them.

T

F

iii) A policy is not different from a decision in a real sense; it is a "one-off independent decision".

T

F

iv) Two main elements of policy are policy objectives and policy instruments.

T

F

v) Policy formulation constitutes the main step of policy processes while policy analysis is just a formality.

T

F

3. Fill in the blank spaces.

i) The formulation of good policy is not an easy task. It requires meaningful participation of policy analysts,_______ political persons and_______.

ii) If policy issues are not properly prioritised, the danger is that government may utilise resources on_______.

4. List five major tasks of policy analysts in helping policy makers to take decisions.

i) __________________
ii) __________________
iii) __________________
iv) __________________
v) __________________


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