Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

EBA Overview Module

The Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Overview Module focuses on the EBA methodology, how EBA scores are calculated, technical topics covered, and EBA’s overall relevance and utility for USAID Mission programming in support of the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy and beyond.

Session 1 — EBA Data: What It Is and Why It Matters

In the first of four sessions, you will be introduced to the World Bank’s EBA Index and learn what it is, why the data covered by the index matter, and potential ways in which the data can be used.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and core components (i.e., topic areas, types of indicators) of the EBA Index.
  • Cite how benchmarking data can be a useful tool for policymakers.
  • Cite how EBA data can support Feed the Future and specifically the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy.

EBA Overview Module Session 1: EBA Data — What It Is and Why It Matters

Session 2 — Unpacking the EBA Methodology

In the second of four sessions, you will unpack the methodology behind the World Bank’s EBA Index and learn how scores are calculated.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand and cite basics of EBA methodology, including contents and evaluation approach.
  • Explain how scores are calculated and what rankings mean.

EBA Overview Module Session 2: Unpacking the EBA Methodology

Session 3 — Brief Introduction to EBA Indicators

In the third of four sessions, you will examine in more detail each of the eight core topic areas covered by the World Bank’s EBA Index and learn to interpret EBA scores by examining indicator components.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand and cite each of the eight core topic areas, including their standard business case and indicator components.
  • Be able to interpret EBA scores through examining Index components.

EBA Overview Module Session 3: Brief Introduction to EBA Indicators

Session 4 — Leveraging EBA in Support of Mission Objectives

In the fourth and final session, you will build on what you have learned in previous sessions and explore how to leverage the World Bank’s EBA Index data in support of USAID Mission and U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy objectives.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the limitations of EBA data and incorporate EBA data within a broader context.
  • Cite potential uses and abuses of benchmarking data.
  • Apply EBA data in support of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy, particularly as a tool for Mission programming.
  • Formulate a process to prioritize topics and improve scores.
  • Access EBA resources useful to practitioners.

EBA Overview Module Session 4: Leveraging EBA in Support of Mission Objectives

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