CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, Value for Money
CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future
Policies, Institutions and Markets
Value for Money Proposition
Theory of Change
Results and Insights
Foresight Modeling: Twenty promising technologies tested
in the models to compare benefit streams.
Science Policy: Program for Biosafety Systems assists
countries with regulatory frameworks; Agricultural Science
and Technology Indicators tracks spending on agricultural
Sustainable Intensification: Innovations in extension tested
and adopted in East Africa.
Policy and Public Spending: Updated methodology and
data on agricultural public spending; Arab Spatial Tools for
policy analysis in Middle East and North Africa; modeling of
Value Chains: Tools and methods used by other CRPs;
applications in Vietnam lead to higher quality milk and
better prices for smallholders.
Social Protection: Research informs implementation of
programs in several countries; e.g., review of Ethiopia’s
Productive Safety Nets Programme yields benefits 29 times
greater than the cost of research.
Natural Resource Property Regimes: Strengthened strategy
of commercialization for in situ conservation of biodiversity.
Our ability to provide food for a growing world depends critically on the
policies, institutions, and markets that underpin the agricultural system.
This is the domain of PIM. PIM’s work falls within 7 flagship projects
(foresight modeling, science policy, sustainable intensification, policy and
public spending, value chains, social protection, and natural resource
property regimes). These, taken together, are essential for the success of
CGIAR’s effort to reduce poverty, improve food security, improve nutrition
and health, and steward essential natural resources. Partners use PIM’s
research findings to revise policies, strengthen programs, change public
spending, reform legislation and regulations, and strengthen local
institutions to support sustainable shared growth.
Expected application of results should be included at research design
stage; use of PIM decision tree and partnership template facilitates.
1. Collaboration with CRPs, Centers, and partners; e.g., foresight
2. Greater geo-spatial referencing of data and inclusion in flagship
projects; e.g., sustainable intensification and adoption of
3. Integrating activities under separate flagships at the country level to
set priorities and sequence policies.
PIM’s gender strategy was approved on March 1, 2013. PIM’s work
addresses questions related to gender imbalances in access to assets,
technology, markets, and support services, gender differentials in
agricultural productivity and incomes, and distributional impacts of
technological and institutional innovations.
Participating Centers: Bioversity, CIAT, CIMMYT, CIP, ICARDA, ICRAF, ICRISAT,
IFPRI (lead), IITA, ILRI, WorldFish
Research Partners: Universities, NARS, SROs, national statistical agencies.
Implementation Partners: Multi-lateral development agencies, bilateral
development agencies, national ministries and public officials, NGOs, CBOs,
Karen Brooks, Director
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