IGAD State of the Region Report (SRR)

Compiled, edited (and some sections also written) by Dr Mehari Taddele Maru, the Popular Version of the first ever IGAD State of the Region Report (SRR) is now published and accessible online.
The Popular Version of the Report is expected to help translate IGAD’s vision into regionally shared hope and action within the Member States, and the populace of the region at large. Comparing the region’s current state of affairs with previous decades, the Popular Version of the Report tracks the progress and envisages the desired state of affairs for the region. The Popular Version was the main input for the recently launched new generation IGAD Global and Sector Strategy and Implementation Plan for 2016-2020. Dr Mehari has also drafted the Strategy for IGAD Peace and Security as part of the overall new plans for IGAD. The Report assesses the performance of the region in six sectors, namely Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Security (ALFS); Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (NREP); Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration (RECI); Social Development (SD); Peace and Security (PS); and Gender Affairs (GA). In terms of inter-linkages and synergies, the Report examines the policy coherence within sectors and with each other, as well as institutional collaboration and programme coordination of the various programmes under each sector. The Report further looks at IGAD’s corporate governance. Furthermore, looking ahead with foresight, the Report takes the implications of mega trends in the region into account and aims to offer scenarios for strategic planning.
Those interested in reading the full version of the State of the Region Report are invited to visit the website of IGAD.