The Kaleidoscope Model of policy change : applications to food security policy in Zambia

Show simple item record Resnick, Danielle Haggblade, Steven Babu, Suresh Chandra Hendriks, Sheryl L. Mather, David 2018-06-25T07:41:10Z 2018-06-25T07:41:10Z 2018-09
dc.description.abstract What drives policy reform after long periods of policy inertia? What factors shape the effectiveness of policy implementation following reform decisions? These questions increasingly concern the international donor and research communities, given the importance of policy environments in shaping development outcomes and the growing need to achieve development impact with scarce resources. To address these questions, this paper introduces the Kaleidoscope Model of policy change. Inductively derived from empirical examples in developing countries, political economy literature, and theoretical scholarship on the policy process, the model proposes a set of 16 operational hypotheses to identify the conditions under which policies emerge on the agenda and ultimately are implemented. The paper tests the model empirically in Zambia by evaluating eight policy reform episodes related to agricultural input subsidies and vitamin A fortification. Empirical application and hypothesis testing rely on rigorous process tracing using secondary sources and semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of 58 stakeholders in Zambia. In the policy reforms studied, a majority of the KM’s core variables proved robust across the two distinct policy domains, while a handful emerged as relevant only episodically. In an era of growing pressure on donor resources and government budgets, the Kaleidoscope Model offers a practical framework through which practitioners and researchers can assess when and where investments in policy reforms are most feasible given a country’s underlying political, economic, and institutional characteristics. en_ZA
dc.description.department Human Nutrition en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship USAID through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) and the CGIAR Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) research program. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Resnick, D., Haggblade, S., Babu, S. et al. 2018, 'The Kaleidoscope Model of policy change : applications to food security policy in Zambia', World Development, vol. 109, pp. 101-120. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0305-750
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.04.004
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( en_ZA
dc.subject Agricultural input subsidies en_ZA
dc.subject Food security en_ZA
dc.subject Micronutrients en_ZA
dc.subject Policy process en_ZA
dc.subject Zambia en_ZA
dc.subject Trace element en_ZA
dc.subject Political economy en_ZA
dc.subject Policy reform en_ZA
dc.subject Policy implementation en_ZA
dc.subject Policy analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Food policy en_ZA
dc.subject Developing world en_ZA
dc.title The Kaleidoscope Model of policy change : applications to food security policy in Zambia en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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