Working Paper

The Role of IGAD in Shaping Livestock Policy in the Horn of Africa: Understanding the International System, International Actors and Implications for Reform

Published on 1 January 2007

This study forms part of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Livestock Policy Initiative (IGAD LPI) series of working papers, linked to the Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI). The seven other papers in the series provide an analysis of national policy making and institutional dynamics and propose priority areas for reform. This paper places those findings within the context of the system of international actors impacting on livestock policy formulation in the region. This comprises an investigation of five broad issues: • the role of the IGAD Secretariat within the region • the competing and complementary roles of other international bodies with explicit regional livestock mandates • the role of other powerful international actors in the region • the potential for reform in particular policy and institutional areas, especially with regard to cross-border issues • strategic recommendations for IGAD and the IGAD LPI about how to pursue reform effectively in the context of this international system


Wilson Prichard

IDS Research Fellow and ICTD Chief Executive Officer

Publication details

published by
IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative
Prichard, W.
IGAD-LPI Working Paper


About this publication

Related content

Working Paper

Effective Social Protection in Conflict: Findings from Sudan

Working Paper

Izzy Birch & 2 others

22 February 2024