Agriculture plays a dominant role in the economies of sub-Saharan African countries though productivity has historically lagged behind other regions.
Introducing a new project-level glimpse of multilateral agricultural investments in Sub-Saharan Africa
Through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) adopted in 2003, African countries have re-prioritized agriculture as a key lever for development.
Multilateral and bilateral donors generally intend for economic development aid to recipient countries to decrease over time and for those countries to move toward greater self-sufficiency. Recent EPAR research looks at whether the concept of "self-sufficiency" for aid recipient countries is defined in the academic literature, grey literature, and donor policy documents.