The ISPC conducts strategic studies and trend analyses to inform the CGIAR System Organization on new trends and emerging issues in agricultural science and in the wider development environment (including types of, and approaches to, partnership) and to present opportunities that could inform prioritization of research and thus ought to be considered in adjusting the CGIAR’s research agenda. Results from these studies can help steer the current CGIAR Research programs (CRPs) toward unexplored questions and new partnerships, or identify areas where new research programs or program components would be needed. Such study results feed into periodic revisions of the Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) and should also inform adjustment of current CRPs.



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.


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.

This document presents the ISPC’s 2017 Work Plan and Budget.