Our research on public expenditures in agriculture includes several outputs. First, we present a slide deck mapping out source of agricultural public expenditure data and data flows in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. This deck was developed based on a spreadsheet collecting information on these data soures, their geographic coverage, the types of expenditure data collected, and notes on the methodologies of the sources.
Second, we prepared a spreadsheet aggregating available Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policy (MAFAP) data on agricultural public expenditures in Tanzania and Ethiopia. The data are presented in long and wide form and include pivot tables for analysis. The data include amounts of public spending to different sub-categories of agriculture by year from 2007-2014, as well as comparisons between actual and budgeted national and donor spending. These data are the best source we could find for disaggregating public agricultral spending into different sub-categories within agriculture.
Third, we aggregated available public agricultural expenditure data from a variety of sources for Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India into a single spreadsheet. We included data where available from 2006 to 2014, and also distinguish between budgeted and actual expenditures and categories of spending following the distinctions made in the data sources. Based on these data, we prepared a slide deck with figures illustrating the data available to answer questions related to public agriculture expenditure levels and trends, sources and stability of funding, and budget allocations for these four countries.
A final slide deck draws on all of the previous information and presents time series data for Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India for four indicators related to public expenditures in agriculture: budgeted spending, actual spending, share of total spending, and R&D spending. We note what data sources are available for each indicator in each country, and plot data from all available sources on the same figures, for comparison. We then include notes on each data source, including what countries and indicators they are used for, the units they report, and relevant available information on their methodology.