Message from the Executive Management Team
Time to transform
A message from our Executive Management Team on CGIAR’s 50th year of delivering achievements, our progress toward One CGIAR, and major contributions reported in 2021.
Highlights of 2021
91 Cases of high-level, long-term, at-scale impact for sustainable development
132 Reports on the outcomes and impact of CGIAR research
261 Highlighted partnerships
718,136 People trained by CGIAR
353 PhD students contributing to CGIAR research
2,539 Peer-reviewed publications
96,590 Germplasm samples (63,788 accessions) were distributed by CGIAR genebanks to users
739,653 Crop, forage and tree accessions managed by CGIAR genebanks
330 Monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment (MELIA) activities
Our contribution to impact
CGIAR’s work contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Discover the ways in which we leveraged our expertise and partnerships to contribute to global impact in 2021.
Explore a selection of recent achievements from our research and innovation with partners around the world.
CGIAR uses results indicators to allow aggregated portfolio reporting on: contribution to System Level Outcomes and SDGs, innovations, policies, partnerships, capacity development, Altmetric Attention Scores, and peer-reviewed publications. Explore the data on each indicator below, and via the CGIAR Results Dashboard.Dashboard
The four CGIAR Platforms continued to drive crosscutting and multidisciplinary work in 2021.
Funding and finance
In 2021, CGIAR System revenue was $839 million, a 14% increase from the previous year ($736 million in 2020). System-level results improved from a net deficit of $0.6 million in 2020 to a net surplus of $0.2 million in 2021. Explore the highlights of our financial performance and funding in 2021 or search our dashboards to get a closer look at our books.
CGIAR has a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning 50 years, with a global network of 15 top-class Research Centers working in partnership with 3,000+ organizations in more than 70 countries around the world.
CGIAR Research Centers
Photo credits: Our contribution to impact background: Portrait of a Dao woman, Vietnam. Photo by T. Chinh/Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Results 2020 background: Scientists work in a lab, Vietnam. Photo by T. Chinh/Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT. Our financial performance: Scientists working in a lab, Vietnam. Photo by T. Chinh/Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT. CGIAR Financial Dashboards: An assortment of whole, unprocessed maize and wheat kernels. Photo by A. Cortés/CIMMYT. Funders: Researchers sample roots for gene expression analysis. Photo by M. Quintana/IRRI. Active Grants Dashboard: A hearder with his animals, Azraq desert, Jordan. Photo by S. Abaza/IWMI. Additional credits on the second-level pages of the CGIAR Annual Performance Report 2020 website.