Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ousmane Badiane, Christian Henning, Eva Krampe
    Pages 1-17 Open Access
  3. Modeling Economic Policies

  4. Modeling Policy Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Christian Henning, Johannes Hedtrich
      Pages 139-173 Open Access
    3. Christian Aßmann, Eva Krampe, Christian Henning
      Pages 213-233 Open Access
    4. Christian Henning, Laura Seide, Svetlana Petri
      Pages 235-270 Open Access
    5. Christian Henning, Johannes Hedtrich, Ligane Massamba Sène, Eva Krampe
      Pages 271-307 Open Access
  5. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Christian Henning, Ousmane Badiane
      Pages 343-351 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
The book examines the methodological challenges in analyzing the effectiveness of development policies. It presents a selection of tools and methodologies that can help tackle the complexities of which policies work best and why, and how they can be implemented effectively given the political and economic framework conditions of a country. The contributions in this book offer a continuation of the ongoing evidence-based debate on the role of agriculture and participatory policy processes in reducing poverty. They develop and apply quantitative political economy approaches by integrating quantitative models of political decision-making into existing economic modeling tools, allowing a more comprehensive growth-poverty analysis. The book addresses not only scholars who use quantitative policy modeling and evaluation techniques in their empirical or theoretical research, but also technical experts, including policy makers
and analysts from stakeholder organizations, involved in formulating and implementing policies to reduce poverty and to increase economic and social well-being in African  countries.


Applied General Political Economy Models Quantitative Policy Evaluation Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Growth-Poverty Analysis Participatory Policy Evidence-Based Policy Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Henning
    • 1
  • Ousmane Badiane
    • 2
  • Eva Krampe
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural EconomicsUniversity of KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Director for Africa,IFPRI Washington, D.C.USA
  3. 3.European Investment Bank LuxembourgLuxembourg

About the editors

Christian Henning is professor and chair of agricultural economics, University of Kiel (Germany). He studied economics, agricultural economics, sociology, political science and mathematics. He earned a PhD in economics, in agricultural economics and in political science. His main areas of specialization are applied political economy and applied economic modelling of agricultural policies. To date he has published 5 books and various articles in refereed journals including PLoS ONE, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Mathematical Sociology and Journal of Theoretical Politics. Currently he is working on the IFPRI-project “Promoting participatory and evidence based policy processes in Africa”.

Ousmane Badiane is the Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington, D.C. He oversees the Institute’s regional offices for West and Centra

l Africa in Dakar, Senegal, and for Eastern and Southern Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He received a Master’s Degree and PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Kiel in Germany. His awards include being selected as a 2015 Yara Prize Laureate, a Doctoral Degree Honoris Causa from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and induction as Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economics.

Eva Krampe is an agricultural sector expert at the European Investment Bank. She studied agricultural economics and earned a PhD in agricultural economics at the University of Kiel. Her main areas of specialization are Africa’s Agricultural Policy, Applied Political Economy and Economic Analysis of Agricultural Investment Projects.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa
  • Book Subtitle Modeling and Evaluation
  • Editors Christian Henning
    Ousmane Badiane
    Eva Krampe
  • Series Title Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-60713-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86918-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60714-6
  • Series ISSN 2198-7262
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-7270
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 44 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
    Development Policy
    African Economics
    Development Aid
    Agricultural Economics
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