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IFPRI Strategy 2013-18


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This strategy will reinforce IFPRI’s position as an evidence-based research organization that partners for impact and will help achieve the
Institute’s vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition.

Published in: Technology, Economy & Finance

IFPRI Strategy 2013-18

  1. 1. International Food Policy Research Institute
  2. 2. International Food Policy Research InstituteChanging Global Landscape• Volatile food prices• Rising incomes, urbanization, and changing diets• Climate change and weather-related shocks• Growing scarcity of water, energy, and land• New players: emerging economies, private sector• CGIAR has refocused its mission to include cutting hunger andmalnutrition
  3. 3. International Food Policy Research Institute• High-quality food policy research and communications• Leadership in modeling, impact evaluation, and social scienceresearch• Expert staff with a wide range of disciplines and technical skills• Proximity to stakeholders through regional and country offices• Links to many different groups that set the global food securityand nutrition agendaIFPRI’s Comparative Advantages
  4. 4. International Food Policy Research InstituteStrategic Framework
  5. 5. International Food Policy Research Institute1. Ensuring sustainable food production2. Promoting healthy food systems3. Improving markets and trade4. Transforming agriculture5. Building resilience6. Strengthening institutions and governanceStrategic Research Areas
  6. 6. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Assess policies, institutions, and innovations that cano Advance food and nutrition securityo Reduce wasteful use of resourceso Protect biodiversityo Support poorer producers and consumers• Analyze threats to future food and nutrition securityImpact• Better agricultural policies• More evidence-based natural resource policies• More effective local, national, and global agricultural systems1. Ensuring Sustainable Food Production
  7. 7. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Examine how to make foods safer and more nutritious as theymove along the value chain• Analyze investments in water, sanitation, and education• Continue biofortification workImpact• A food system that provides more nutritious and safer foodfor the poor, especially women and young children2. Promoting Healthy Food Systems
  8. 8. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Study how to correct market failures and remove barriers tomarket access for smallholders, especially women• Analyze how to manage risk, build social capital, enablecollective action, foster partnerships between smallholdersand the private sector, and improve infrastructure• Investigate factors in volatile food prices, financial crises, andshocksImpact• Policies that provide smallholders with better access to localand global markets3. Improving Markets and Trade
  9. 9. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Analyze strategies and policies that can jumpstart agriculturaltransformation• Assess returns on different types of public agricultural and ruralinvestmentsImpact• Identification of policy options for fostering pro-pooragricultural and economic growth in developing countries4. Transforming Agriculture
  10. 10. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Set benchmarks for achieving resilience at various levels• Evaluate whether safety nets, insurance, and other mechanismsincrease the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems• Consider trade-offs associated with achieving resilienceImpact• Identification of instruments and approaches for managing riskand building resilience5. Building Resilience
  11. 11. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Analyze collective action on natural resources• Study the political economy of agricultural policymaking• Assess options for delivering more effective and equitableservices to allImpact• Better understanding of the policymaking process• Increased political feasibility of pro-poor policy reforms• Governance arrangements that benefit poor smallholders,especially women6. Strengthening Institutions and Governance
  12. 12. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Weave gender into all six strategic research areas• Identify gender differences in technology adoption• Consider women’s access to and control over assets,inclusion in markets and trade, and roles in institutionbuilding and decisionmakingImpact• Policies that promote gender equality alongside povertyreduction, agricultural growth, and overall economicdevelopmentCross-cutting Theme: Gender
  13. 13. International Food Policy Research InstituteHighlights of Regional PrioritiesWest and Central Africa• Undernutrition and malnutrition• Labor productivity• Role of agribusinessEast and Southern Africa• Undernutrition and malnutrition• Smallholder-friendly markets andtrade• Labor productivitySouth Asia• Climate adaptation• Growth-nutrition disconnect• Pro-poor agricultural reformsEast and Southeast Asia• Resource-efficient technologies• Transformation of value chains• Village-level governance
  14. 14. International Food Policy Research InstituteHighlights of Regional PrioritiesLatin America and Caribbean• Market failures in rural sector• Land reforms• Frameworks for decentralizationCentral Asia• Growth effects of public investment• Property rights• Collective actionMiddle East and North Africa• Food, water, and energy linkages• Inclusive growth• Resilience to conflictCentral Europe and OECD countries• Nutrition-sensitive developmentpolicies• Food aid reform• Accountable global governance
  15. 15. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Reach out to new players• Assess the state of its partnerships• Monitor and evaluate partnerships’ activities, performance,costs and benefits, and impacts• Create a master partnership plan• Invest in food policy partnership researchFrom Strategy to Action: Partnerships
  16. 16. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will continue to• Broaden its communication with the research community,the policy and development community, and the public• Support the creation of knowledge• Promote dialogue• Present research in various formats• Make knowledge freely availableFrom Strategy to Action: Communications
  17. 17. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI will• Mainstream capacity-strengthening research within theInstitute• Partner with others on theoretical research and directcapacity-building activities• Build a framework for evaluating the impact of capacity-strengthening activitiesFrom Strategy to Action: Capacity Strengthening
  18. 18. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI’s strategy• Encompasses IFPRI’s full portfolio of research• Is in line with the 2011 CGIAR Strategic Results FrameworkIFPRI Strategy within CGIARIFPRI Strategic Research Area IFPRI-Led CGIAR Research ProgramEnsuring Sustainable FoodProductionPolicies, Institutions, and MarketsStrengthening Institutions andGovernancePolicies, Institutions, and MarketsImproving Markets and Trade Policies, Institutions, and MarketsPromoting Healthy Food Systems Agriculture for Nutrition and Health
  19. 19. International Food Policy Research InstituteFrom Strategy to ImpactIFPRI’s strategic research areasOutputsOutcomesImpacts• Improved food security, nutrition, and health• Reduced poverty• Sustainable management of natural resources• Gender equity
  20. 20. International Food Policy Research InstituteIFPRI’s 2013–2018 Strategy will• Reinforce IFPRI’s role as an evidence-basedresearch organization that partners for impact• Help the Institute achieve its vision of a worldfree of hunger and malnutritionA Food-Secure Future
  21. 21. International Food Policy Research InstituteFull strategy and strategy highlights are available at