A Guide to Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) 2016
The World Bank's recently released "Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016" report (EBA 2016) presents USAID staff and others with a valuable resource of new data across 40 countries that can help shed light on key constraints in the enabling environment for agriculture. Used properly, the data has strong potential to contribute to systemic reforms that can magnify and solidify food security gains achieved under Feed the Future.
Initially designed as a resource for USAID staff, this guide aims to identify key questions and considerations for utilizing EBA data to support Feed the Future efforts. It also highlights what the EBA methodology measures (and does not), so that it can be used appropriately and meaningfully as an input into locally owned, stakeholder-driven reform processes.