• Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Executive summary
  • 1.1 Basic concepts and definitions
  • 1.2 What is different in agriculture and rural development?
  • 1.3 Policy and strategic frameworks
  • 1.4 Sector budget and public finance management
  • 1.5 Sector and donor coordination
  • 1.6 Institutions and capacities
  • 1.7 Performance monitoring and accountability
  • 1.8 Conclusions
  • 2. Introduction
  • 2.1 Background
  • 2.2 Purpose
  • 2.3 Basis and context
  • 3. Basic concepts and definitions
  • 3.1 Sector approach and sector programme
  • 3.2 The seven assessment areas
  • 3.3 How wide is ‘sector-wide’?
  • 3.4 Arrangements for fi nancial support to sector programmes
  • 3.5 From projects to programmes
  • 4. What’s different in agriculture and rural development?
  • 4.1 Experiences in agriculture
  • 4.2 Recent insights
  • 4.3 Moving from an aid delivery to a sector development perspective
  • 4.4 Adopting a political economy and an actor perspective in sector analysis
  • 4.5 Integrating decentralisation
  • 5. Policy and strategic frameworks
  • 5.1 Sound macro and sector policy frameworks
  • 5.2 A sector approach to policy alignment
  • 5.3 Policy and legislative frameworks for private sector-led agricultural growth
  • 5.4 Policy ingredients that enhance the pro-poor effects of agricultural growth
  • 5.5 Clarity of roles as a minimum requirement
  • 5.6 Taking account of winners and losers at the policy stage
  • 5.7 Policy ownership and non-state actors
  • 5.8 Key issues regarding policy and strategic frameworks
  • 6. The sector budget and public fi nance management
  • 6.1 A public sector budget that mirrors sector policy and government tasks
  • 6.2 Aligning sector programmes to country structures
  • 6.3 Linking sector budgets to medium-term expenditure frameworks
  • 6.4 Assessing the macro-economy and public fi nance management
  • 6.5 The importance of the revenue side in public fi nance management
  • 6.6 Choosing the right financial support modalities
  • 6.7 Balancing f