Positioning the CGIAR in the Research for Development Continuum

In collaboration with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Wageningen, the Science Council convened a workshop to discuss the positioning of CGIAR research in the Global R4D Continuum. This volume collects together the Workshop report, together with the two background papers (on IPGs and Partners in R4D) and selected briefs provided by participants.



The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

The thirteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 25-27 May 2016 at CIP Headquarters, Lima, Peru.


Following SF 2016, the ISPC conducted an evaluation of the Forum to assist in planning and modeling future events more successfully. An online participant survey was carried out and citation analyses were done for the papers published in the special issues after the previous three SFs.

This ISPC commented study examines two distinct partnership domains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) in Agricultural Research for Development and Global MSPs approaches. It develops a framework of Partnership and Innovation Modes to assist the CGIAR in embedding its work within the wider archi­tecture of partnership, platforms, and networks that will be required to tackle global scale challenges.