Policy Recommendations

Students’ research reports included recommendations that were based on their findings. For the purpose of this meta-analysis, we reviewed the recommendations and identified the recurring themes that emerged. While separate reviews were conducted for each of the four major study themes, we found that the recommendations could be categorized into the following four main areas: 1) providing additional training for IFAD beneficiaries, 2) organizing and empowering IFAD beneficiaries; 3) strengthening activities or providing more resources; and 4) advocating for larger scale changes.

The recurring recommendations or policy considerations that emerged from the review of student reports are provided according to these four categories for each of the four main study themes.