Institutional Architecture for Food Security Policy Change: Cross-Country Study

The Institutional Architecture diagnostic provides a framework for analyzing a country's capacity to undertake food security policy change. The goal is to provide USAID, local policymakers, and other key stakeholders with information on possible constraints that could stymie effective policy change and highlight areas to improve the capacity and performance of the policy change process. This study highlights common constraints and their root causes across 16 country assessments, and provides some best practice examples from countries that have effectively improved their policy reform processes.