Development Practice

Participation in International Events

Stakeholder participant. Launch of the Global Commission on Climate Adaptation and Stakeholder Consultation,  The Hague and Rotterdam, Netherlands. October 2018.

Panelist. Blended Finance for Smallholders: Addressing Global Challenges with SDG Focused Solutions. At the side event 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank Group, Bali, Indonesia. October 2018.

Speaker. Inclusive Economic Growth: Reducing Poverty and Inequality. At the side event 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank Group, Bali, Indonesia. October 2018.

Panelist. “Innovations in Concessional Window Balance Sheets.” At the Center for Global Development event Concessional Financing in a New Era: What Do Developing Countries Need, What Do Donors Want?, Washington, D.C. September 2018.

Panelist. “The future of work in the rural economy” and “Access to finance and markets for an effective, profitable and viable agro-entrepreneurship.”  At the event Youth Employment in Agriculture, Kigali, Rwanda, August 2018.

Panelist. “Ministerial Roundtable on Zero Hunger.” At the 34th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, Nadi, Fiji. April 2018.

Moderator. “High-Level Ministerial Panel: The role and contribution of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Sustainable Development Agenda.” At the International Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Brasilia, Brazil. November 2017.

Panelist. “Ending rural hunger: A stocktaking on World Food Day.” At the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. October 2017.

Speaker. “Building a Development Effectiveness Framework to Measure Corporate Impact.”  At a special session of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s Accountability and Country Ownership Working Group, Washington DC. June 2017.

Presentation. “Enabling inclusive and sustainable rural transformation: The International Fund for Agricultural Development’s Strategic Approach to supporting the 2030 Agenda.” At United Nations Headquarters, New York.  May 2017.

Presenter/Panelist. “Building Capacities and Mobilizing Resources for Infrastructure, Industrialisation and Innovation.” At the Special Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Innovations for Infrastructure Development and Promoting Sustainable Industrialization , May 31, 2017, New York. 

Advocate. Charter Session II “Innovation and Digital Opportunities.” At the high-level G20 conference ONE World No Hunger. Future of the Rural World, Berlin, Germany. April 2017.

Discussant. At the event Opportunities and challenges towards achieving SDG1 and SDG2: Experiences from China, Kenya and Chile, Rome, Italy. April 2017.

Presentation. “Looking Ahead: IFAD’s Strategy for Contributing to the 2030 Agenda.” At Korea’s Global ODA Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Development, Seoul, Korea. April 2017.

Presentations. “IFAD Rural Development Report 2016, Fostering Inclusive Transformation: Key Findings.”

  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome, Italy. September 2016.
  • Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development, Dublin, Ireland. October 13, 2016.
  • Ministry of Agriculture,  New Delhi, India. October 2016.
  • Center for Global Development, Washington DC. November 2016.
  • Warwick University, London, United Kingdom. December 2016.
  • Swedish International Development Agency, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2016.
  • University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. March 2017.

Panelist. “Why is accountability to affected populations important for the right to adequate food of the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, and how does it operate in practice? ”  At the conference Right to Adequate Food: Promoting accountability of food security actions to the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, Rome, Italy. January 2017.

Panelist. “How to improve research impact? The funders’ point of view.” At the workshop Assessing the socio-economic impacts of Agricultural Research in Europe and developing countries, Brussels, Belgium. November 2016.

Presentation. “Challenges to impact evaluation, solutions for IFAD.” At the conference Impact evaluation of policies and projects for agricultural and rural development, Milan, Italy. August 2015.

Panelist. “How to better integrate PtoP into FAO activities (a look inward).” At the Workshop on the Protection to Production project, Rome, Italy. September 2013.

Panelist. “Leveraging Academic Research” and “Crafting a Research Agenda: Investing in Agriculture.” At the Metrics from the Ground Up Conference, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Washington, DC. June 2013.

Presentation. “Supporting smallholder agriculture.” Presentation to a delegation from the Government of the Philippines, Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. June 2011.

Discussant. “Research plans for 2014/2015.” At the From Protection to Production Team Workshop, Rome, Italy. October 2010.

Presentation. “Keeping an Active Brain.” At the division retreat for the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank, St Michaels, Maryland. June 2010.

Presentation. “Evaluating the impact of PROCAMPO.” Proposal presented at the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mexico City, Mexico. May 2009.

Presentation. “CAFTA and the Rural Economies of Central America.” At the Inter-American Development Bank’s Management Committee of the Region for Mexico, Central American and Hispaniola, Washington DC. November 2004.

Corporate Publications

IFAD, lead author. (2017). Looking Ahead: IFAD in the Context of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development. Paper prepared for the IFAD Eleventh Replenishment. Rome, Italy: International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IFAD, co-lead author with Lisandro Martin. (2016). Development Effectiveness Framework. Rome, Italy: International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IFAD, lead author and contributor. (2016). IFAD10 Midterm Review. Rome, Italy: International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IFAD, co-lead author with Alessandra Garbero. (2016). Synthesis of lessons learned from the IFAD9 Impact Assessment Initiative. Rome, Italy: International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IFAD, leader and contributor. (2015). IFAD Strategic Framework 2016-2025. Rome, Italy: International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IDB, principal authors Mario González, Alessandro Maffioli, Lina Salazar, and Paul Winters. (2010). Assessing the Effectiveness of Agricultural Interventions: Development Effectiveness Overview 2008-2009 Special Topic. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Guidelines and Reports

Asfaw, Solomon, Katia Covarrubias, Benjamin Davis, Josh Dewbre, Habbiba Djebbari, Alessandro Romeo, and Paul Winters. (2012). “Analytical framework for evaluating the productive impact of cash transfer programmes on household behavior: Methodological guidelines for the From Protection to Production Project.” London, UK: Department for International Development.

Mejia, Francisco, and Paul Winters. (2012). “Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of IDB-funded Projects.” Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

McCarthy, Nancy, Paul Winters, Ana Maria Linares, and Timothy Essam.  (2012). “Indicators to Assess the Effectiveness of Climate Change Projects.” Impact Evaluation Guidelines, IDB Technical Notes No. IDB-TN-398. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Winters, Paul, and Carola Alvarez. (2012). “The Development Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Development Projects Right.” Manuscript for the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Winters, Paul, Lina Salazar, and Alessandro Maffioli. (2010). “Designing Impact Evaluations for Agricultural Projects.” Impact Evaluation Guidelines, IDB Technical Notes No. IDB-TN-198. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Winters, Paul, and Susana Sitja Rubio. (2010). “Evaluating the Impact of Regional Development Programs.” Impact Evaluation Guidelines, IDB Technical Notes No. IDB-TN-157. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Davis, Benjamin, Paul Winters, Gero Carletto, Katia Covarrubias, Esteban Quinones, Alberto Zezza, Kostas Stamoulis, Genny Bonomi, and Stefania DiGiuseppe. (2007). “Rural Income Generating Activities: A Cross Country Comparison.” Background Paper for the World Development Report 2008. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Zezza, Alberto, Paul Winters, Benjamin Davis, Gero Carletto, Katia Covarrubias, Esteban Quinones, Kostas Stamoulis, Takis Karfakis, Luca Tasciotti, Stefania DiGiuseppe, and Genny Bonomi. (2007). “Rural Household Access to Assets and Agrarian Institutions: A Cross Country Comparison.” Background Paper for the World Development Report 2008. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Todd, Jessica, Paul Winters, and Diego Arias. (2004). “CAFTA and the Rural Economies of Central America: A Conceptual Framework for Policy and Program Recommendations.” RE2-04-016 Economic and Sector Study Series. Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Winters, Paul, Brian Hardaker, and Ian Patrick. (2001). “Defining practical guidelines for evaluating long-term, smallholder, decision-making in developing countries.” Report submitted to the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.