Lessons from IFPRI country programs on influencing policy decisions and strengthening capacity

It is often argued that the more researchers engage with policymakers, the more likely that their evidence will be used in policy decisions; also, that engagement is enhanced when researchers reside in the countries where they are conducting research. These notions were put to the test in a recent set of studies...

Why the influence of agricultural policy research is probably greater than we think

It is commonly understood that agricultural and food security policy research can influence policy only through direct engagement with policy makers. Another common view is that good policy analysis must be “demand driven” and follow these measurable steps: engage with policy makers to learn what their priority policy challenges are; researchers respond to policy makers’ >> Read more