Impact Assessment of Policy-Oriented Research (PORIA), 2006-2010

Background

In response to many requests from donors to the CGIAR, SPIA initiated this study to document the impact of growing investment by the CGIAR System in policy-oriented research (POR). The reference to ‘policy’ in this study does not define the sector or discipline of­ research; rather, this classification is based on the intended primary pathway to impact. The research involved can be in the social, biological, or physical sciences, as long as it was undertaken primarily to influence policy as a means of generating ultimate impact.

Outputs

  • Scoping study: Impact Assessment of Policy-Oriented Research in the CGIAR: A Scoping Study Report by CGIAR Science Council, September 2006 (PDF)
  • Green cover report (synthesis paper): Impact Assessment of Policy-Oriented Research in the CGIAR: Evidence and Insights from Case Studies by CGIAR Science Council, November 2008 (PDF)
  • Final report: Impact Assessment of Policy-Oriented International Agricultural Research – Evidence and Insights from Case Studies by Tom Walker, Jim Ryan, and Tim Kelley, October 2010, World Development, 38(10):1453-1461 (Science Direct link)
  • Seven case studies selected for final publication: Bioversity (Science Direct link); CIFOR (Science Direct link); ICARDA (Science Direct link); IFPRI (Science Direct link); ILRI (Science Direct link); IRRI (Science Direct link).
  • Nine impact briefs summarizing scoping study, synthesis report, and case studies (Nos. 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 , 29, 30).