This chapter starts from the complex knowledge flow linked with quantitative policy analysis. An overview is given of the different stakeholders, their conflicting interests, the asymmetry in information flow and the asset specificity of a decision support system. Reflections on this predominantly communication problem lead to questions about appropriate institutional arrangements to increase knowledge transfer efficiency. First insights are in favour of a hybrid governance structure integrating long-term contract with spot market knowledge production. The working term ``communication facilitator'' (CF) is introduced to assign the functional, technical and organisational elaboration of a better knowledge transfer. These aspects are illustrated through the set-up of a policy analysis consortium and a pocket example of evaluating the EU-CAP mid-term review.
|Titel||Role of institutions in rural policies and agricultural markets|
|Editors||G. Van Huylenbroeck , W. Verbeke, L. Lauwers|
|Uitgeverij||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Publicatiestatus||Gepubliceerd - 2004|