The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) provides data, analytical tools, and knowledge products to promote evidence-based policy planning and implementation in Africa in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

To facilitate benchmarking, review, and mutual learning, ReSAKSS tracks over 30 core agricultural indicators including countries’ progress toward the CAADP targets of achieving a 6 percent annual agricultural growth rate, and allocating 10 percent of the national budget to agriculture.

With an eye to building institutional and technical capacity, ReSAKSS shares best practices for data collection and analysis, as well as for mutual review and dialogue; collaborates on strategic analysis with in-country partners; and organizes training workshops and conferences. For example, ReSAKSS supports countries that want to establish and undertake comprehensive and inclusive agriculture joint sector reviews (JSRs) as a means of supporting mutual accountability.

ReSAKSS also works with country CAADP teams to set up or strengthen a country’s Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) rooted in the existing local capacities and infrastructure. The SAKSS is a critical instrument for supporting the review and dialogue on CAADP implementation at the country level.

ReSAKSS is organized as a network of three nodes among the major regional economic communities in Africa:

ReSAKSS East and Central Africa is hosted at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.
ReSAKSS Southern Africa is hosted at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Pretoria, South Africa.
ReSAKSS West Africa is hosted at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria.

For more information:ReSAKSS website