Archives for January 2016

PIM Newsletter: October-December 2015

Quarterly update from Policies, Institutions, and Markets: An overview of recent happenings and future plans from our director, blog stories and publications from our participating centers, the latest EnGendering Data blog story, an interview with our research cluster leader on public expenditure in agriculture, upcoming events. Read the newsletter in your browser. Subscribe if you wish to receive the >> Read more

Public expenditure in agriculture: trends, “black boxes”, and more

Sustainable growth and inclusive rural transformation require provision of key public goods and services, all of which cost money. Managing competing claims for resources within the budget process and assuring execution of budgets as planned are major challenges for all governments. Governments in poor countries face particularly hard choices in public expenditure due to scarcity >> Read more

CGIAR country consultations: improving collaboration in agricultural research to support national agricultural development objectives

Frank Place shares his impressions about the recent CGIAR national consultations I had the pleasure of attending CGIAR national consultations in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia over the past two months. The consultations launched a process to strengthen collaboration among CGIAR centers towards a more collective support of national agricultural research and development goals.