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Living Standards Measurement Study Newsletter, Winter 2015 Issue 2

2015 is off to a good start, with many new and exciting developments! First of all, the LSMS team has joined forces with the Computational Tools team to form the new Survey and Methods Unit (DECSM). DECSM leads the World Bank's Research Group in the production,

FoodAfrica Newsletter, March 2015.

As the newly appointed Chairman of the FoodAfrica Supervisory Board I had a possibility to visit Kenya in late February to meet with the FoodAfrica team and participate in the board meeting. I was delighted to notice how very committed the Supervisory Board as well as the Work Package members are to the Programme.

Living Standards Measurement Study Newsletter, Spring 2015 Issue 3

As the exciting and challenging global effort on the SDGs gears up, more and better data will be needed to monitor progress, requiring greater investment by countries and development institutions. For our part, the LSMS has teamed up with USAID’s

The Link (East & Southern Africa Region Newsletter) Volume 8

On 11-13 March 2015 the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAf ) regional office held its regional planning meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting convened ESAf regional office staff and internal and external partners who the office works with. In his opening remarks

FoodAfrica Newsletter, June 2015.

One of FoodAfrica’s main partners is the University of Helsinki, celebrating its 375 years of success in education and top research. The university is putting an increasing emphasis on the interaction with society.

The need for an Intervention Decision Model

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) needs to develop a comprehensive, quantitative model to assess the value of intervention decisions. The Intervention Decision Model (IDM) will be the basis for prioritizing interventions, determining how to measure the impact of interventions on development outcomes, and calculating the value of the research itself.

A novel decision analysis and risk assessment framework for improving agro-ecosystem interventions

Designing and implementing agro-ecosystem intervention decisions is a complex undertaking, outcomes are uncertain and risk of project failure and cost overruns are large.

Intervention Decision Screening Model

The purpose of this model is to allow screening of intervention decisions or projects so that they may be prioritised for decision analysis based on potential livelihood and environmental impacts.

Agroforestry impact on soil health – a soft systems model representing current knowledge

This is a soft systems model that represents the author’s knowledge from scientific literature and field experience of the differential impact of agroforestry systems on soil health, implemented as a Bayesian Network (BN).

Decision Support R package

This is a tool for making big decisions without perfect information.

Monitoring & Evaluation Tools

The overall design of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system for land-use planning implementation in Papua comprises two aspects;
  1. Developing the design of the M&E system of planning at the regency level and,
  2. Developing the initial design of Principles, Cr

FoodAfrica is harnessing ecosystem based approaches for food security.

Climate change is one of the major factors affecting food security in Africa. This fact has been underscored by the severe droughts experienced recently in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

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