Conference on Impacts of international agricultural research: Rigorous evidence for policy

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR's Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) will hold a major conference on assessing the impacts of agricultural research. The conference, which will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, will be hosted by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) at its campus in Nairobi, Kenya on July 6-8, 2017.

The objectives of the conference are to present and discuss rigorous evidence from recent studies on how and how much agricultural research has contributed to development outcomes related to CGIAR goals of reduced poverty, improved nutrition and health, and improved natural resource management, and to consider the implications for how CGIAR and others set research priorities.

Special attention will be paid to the methodological challenges of assessing impacts of research and to the political challenges of using evidence in decision making.

As part of the conference, PIM will host the workshop on social science research capacity and quality on July 8.

Visit the conference website to learn more and check the livestream schedule.

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