Strategic Guidance for Ex Post Impact Assessment of Agricultural Research

The purpose of this guidance document is to help improve the usefulness, the quality, and the quantity of ex post Impact Assessment (epIA) in public-sector agricultural research in developing countries. The purpose of these guidelines is not to supply a detailed step-wise ‘how to’ manual for carrying out epIAs; but rather to attempt to discuss the ‘what’ and the ‘why’.



The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

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


This Summary Report of Science Forum 2016 (SF16)  held from 12-14 April 2016 in Addis Ababa summarizes the Plenary and Breakout sessions of the event. The objective of SF16  was to reassess the pathways for agricultural research to stimulate inclusive development of rural economies in an era of climate change. Nearly 200 participants from around the globe representing the CGIAR and research organizations attended SF16.

For each of its Science Fora, the ISPC has developed a special issue journal publication to inform CGIAR research and the field at large. This Brief highlights key messages from a Special Issue Workshop held after Science Forum 16.