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  • 1. IFPRI in 2014 Strategic directions, outcomes, and impact Shenggen Fan Director General | International Food Policy Research Institute 9th Meeting of the Independent Science Partnership Council Washington DC, March 13, 2014
  • 2.  Rapidly changing global food policy landscape  New IFPRI strategy to tackle global challenges  Accelerating influence / impact  Looking forward Highlights
  • 3. Changing global food policy landscape  Transforming agriculture  Increasing vulnerability and volatility of global food system  Expanding technological, policy, and institutional innovations  New players
  • 4. New IFPRI strategy to tackle global challenges
  • 5. New IFPRI Strategic Framework
  • 6. Highlights of regional priorities West and Central Africa • Undernutrition & malnutrition • Smallholder friendly markets & trade • Labor productivity Latin America and CaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean • Market failures in rural sector • Land reforms • Frameworks for decentralization East and Southern Africa • Undernutrition and malnutrition • Smallholder-friendly markets and trade • Labor productivity South Asia • Climate adaptation • Growth-nutrition disconnect • Pro-poor agricultural reforms East and Southeast Asia • Resource-efficient technologies • Transformation of value chains • Village-level governance Central Asia • Growth effects of public investment • Property rights • Collective action Middle East and North Africa • Food, water & energy linkages • Inclusive growth • Resilience to conflict IFPRI’s regional research priorities
  • 7. IFPRI endorses CGIAR new direction  New vision and strategic objectives  Results-oriented strategy  Broadened research mandate to include nutrition and health  Inclusive partnerships  Continental and regional networks  Country-led approaches
  • 8. Important to keep in mind Reform Principles Source: Kathy Sera presented in Maputo, 2008  Simplicity and clarity of governance  Greater efficiency and effectiveness  Clear strategic focus  Avoidance of overly centralized decision making  Active subsidiarity
  • 9. IFPRI strategy within the CGIAR  IFPRI’s strategy is in line with the CGIAR Strategic Results Framework, developed in 2011  It leverages synergies with IFPRI-led CRPs: Strategic Research Area CRP Ensuring Sustainable Food Production Policies, Institutions, and Markets Strengthening Institutions and Governance Policies, Institutions, and Markets Improving Markets and Trade Policies, Institutions, and Markets Promoting Healthy Food Systems Agriculture for Nutrition and Health
  • 10. Ensuring sustainable food production IMPROVING FORESIGHT MODELING PROJECTING FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE DEMAND AND SUPPLY ADVANCING BIOSAFETY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICIES INFLUENCING CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN AFRICA SUPPORTING STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN AGRIC. TECHNOLOGY NEW EVIDENCE ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
  • 11. Promoting healthy food systems NEW EVIDENCE ON NUTRITION ENHANCING INTERVENTIONS RELEASE OF 2 HIGH ZINC RICE VARIETIES IN BANGLADESH PROMOTING AFLATOXIN CONTROL ANALYZING POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGRIC. AND NUTRITION IN S. ASIA ESTIMATING RETURNS TO NUTRITION INVESTMENTS REALIGNING AGRIC. TO REDUCE CHILD STUNTING IN ZAMBIA
  • 12. Improving markets and trade PROMOTING ONION PRICE STABILIZATION IN BANGLADESH SUPPORTING INNOVATIVE CONTRACT FARMING IN PERU, TANZANIA, VIETNAM KNOWLEDGE CLEARINGHOUSE ON VALUE CHAIN RESEARCH INFORMING REFORM OF EU BIOFUEL POLICY INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR AGRIC. AND FOOD VALUE CHAINS IN ASIA ANALYZING FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY IN AFRICA
  • 13. Transforming agriculture SHAPING MECHANIZATION POLICY IN AFRICA INFLUENCING RICE POLICY DEBATES IN NIGERIA SUPPORTING SMALL FARM TRANSFORMATION INFORMING POLICY ON TEFF TECH. AND VALUE CHAINS IN ETHIOPIA PROMOTING INNOVATIVE AGRIC. EXTENSION MODELS NEW RESEARCH ON ASPIRATIONS AND WELL-BEING IN ETHIOPIA
  • 14. Building resilience INFORMING CHOICE OF TRANSFER MODALITIES UNDERSTANDING RESILIENCE FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY ENHANCING RESILIENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD PROMOTING INNOVATIVE INSURANCE IN CHINA AND ETHIOPIA
  • 15. Strengthening institutions and governance PROMOTING WOMEN’S OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF PRODUCTIVE ASSETS AIDING IMPROVED RURAL LAND CERTIFICATION IN ETHIOPIA BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND POLICY SUPPORTING DECENTRALIZATION FOR IMPROVED CCTS IN TANZANIA
  • 16. IFPRI’s leadership in gender research  IFPRI is expanding evidence base on gender in agriculture  IFPRI is promoting gender integration into development programming
  • 17. RePEc Rankings, Feb. 2014 #1 Among Agricultural Economics Departments #2 Agricultural Economics Research #2 African Economics Research #6 Development Economics Research 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index #8 International Development Top 2% Among U.S. Think Tanks 17 IFPRI ranks high
  • 18. Accelerating influence / impact
  • 19. TRANSFORMATION OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES WITH PRESIDENT KUFUOR IFPRI-EU PARTNERING FOR IMPACT CONFERENCE HARNESSING AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION WITH DR. RAJIV SHAH RETHINKING GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY, WEF FROM VALID MEASUREMENT TO EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING, FAO Active engagement in global agenda setting LEVERAGING AGRICULTURE FOR NUTRITION AND HEALTH CONFERENCE
  • 20. Partnerships and capacity strengthening
  • 21. Looking forward
  • 22. Global challenges in 2014  Lack of consensus on food security and nutrition goals in post-2015 agenda  Complacency in wake of more stable global food prices  High food inflation in middle-income countries  Increased risk of protectionism by emerging countries  Resistance to science-based solutions to food and nutrition insecurity