The goal of the Open Data Initiative is to magnify the potential impact of IFPRI research by widely disseminating in a timely fashion to researchers, policy makers, and public at large.
IFPRI data is used by a variety of audiences. Students, researchers, faculty, policy makers and organizations from across the globe are using IFPRI data. Here is a partial list of the various organizations that have downloaded the IFPRI datasets from the Dataverse network. Though most of the downloads are from the universities, several downloads are from policy making and policy shaping organizations. As indicated in the graphic here, IFPRI datasets are being downloaded thousands of times each year.
Developing open data tools and portals: experiences of impact delivery
Developing open data tools and portals:
experiences with impact delivery
GODAN 2nd international workshop: Creating Impact with Open Data in
Agriculture and Nutrition
The Hague, The Netherlands | 10-11 November 2015
International Food Policy Research Institute
Addis Ababa University
Centre for Policy Dialogue
George Washington University
Islamic Development Bank
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Min. of Economic Planning & Dev.
University of Amsterdam
University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
University of Tokyo
From 2008-present, users around
the world have accessed 230
datasets (ca. 35,000 downloads)
Global, Africa, Central America-Caribbean, India.
Will host a broad set of open data related to food and
nutrition security, and early warning mechanisms.
Provide opportunities for dialogue among policymakers,
researchers, and other stakeholders.
Open-access data and analysis on agricultural research
investment and capacity in developing countries.
Primary data collection in partnership with focal points
through institutional survey rounds in 70 countries.
First version of online datasets in 2001.
• Institutional arrangements
• R&D spending by cost category
• Funding sources
• R&D staff by degree, gender, and age
• R&D focus by commodity and theme
• Output indicators
• Country factsheets
• Regional and global reports
• Online datasets and tools
• Analytical assessments
• Seminars and presentations
• Media outreach
• Data and tools on asti.cgiar.org
In recent years, ASTI has stepped up outreach of its
indicators and analysis in order to ensure that its key
outputs and findings better inform policy and decision-
Facilitated through an automated back-end system and API.
ASTI has developed a set of easy-to-use tools that can be
tailor-made and embedded in partner websites (global,
regional and national).
Datasets can be shared through the ASTI API.
ASTI’s benchmarking tool
allows users to rank and
research investment and
capacity levels across
ASTI’s interactive country
pages allow users to access
detailed investment and
human resource trends in
agricultural research, and
download factsheets and
ASTI’s data download tool
allows users to explore in-
depth datasets on
spending and staffing and
filter the data by country
Complementary tools and interfaces are currently being
developed for national and regional partners.
Interactive overview of current ASTI website on
ASTI’s wide range of stakeholders