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Sector Wide Approaches in Agriculture and Rural Development – a desk review of experience, issues and challenges

Working paper

Working paper

The last decade has witnessed a transformation in the architecture of international development assistance driven by commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the introduction of country-led Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) and efforts to bring about increased alignment and harmonization of development assistance behind national development goals. During the period a variety of policy and aid approaches have been used in agriculture and rural development (A&RD) to accelerate progress towards more effective aid delivery and stronger results on the ground. The Sector-Wide Approach (SWAps) is one such approach.

Alison Evans (IDS), Lidia Cabral (ODI), Dan Vadnjal (FAO)