Brochure: PIM Priorities for 2019–2021


The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) works with research and implementation partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to generate evidence, develop capacity, and support policies that help poor people, both men and women, improve their lives; produce nutritious and affordable foods; and protect the soil, water, and biodiversity in rural landscapes. Through work on technological innovation, rural transformation, value chains, social protection, natural resource governance, and gender, PIM research informs policies, strategies, programs, and investment decisions of governments, development organizations, NGOs, and private companies.

The program contributes to all three of the CGIAR’s System Level Outcomes: reduced poverty, improved food and nutrition security, and improved natural resources and ecosystem services. In 2019–2021, the following areas will be given more emphasis across the PIM portfolio:

  • Improved nutrition
  • Effects of and responses to climate change
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Employment opportunities for rural people, especially for the youth
  • Transformation of agrifood systems

This brochure gives examples of ongoing and planned work within the PIM program in each of these five cross-cutting areas.

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CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). 2019. CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets: Priorities for 2019–2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


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