Putting the CGIAR 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy into action
CGIAR’snewInvestmentProspectusprovides abody of research and innovationto deliver onthe priorities set out in the CGIAR 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy. Covering the 2022–24 business plan period, the InvestmentProspectusproposes aset of CGIAR Initiativesto besupportedwithpooledfunding.
CGIAR Initiativesare major, prioritized areas of investment that bring capacity from within and beyond CGIAR to bear on well-defined, major challenges. Thirty-two Initiatives are covered in the InvestmentProspectus, whichbuildson a track recordof50 years of research and collaboration to accelerate innovative solutions to achieveimpactaligned with theSustainable Development Goals.CGIAR Initiatives meet a common set ofrequirements, articulated inSystem Council documentationand evaluable through the Independent Science for Development Council quality of research for development criteria.
The InvestmentProspectusis organized bythe threeAction Areasdetailedin theCGIAR 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy:Systems Transformation, Resilient Agrifood Systems, and Genetic Innovation.Each Initiative is placed under a primary Action Area, yet mostInitiatives will involvecollaborationacross more than one Action Area. Click on an Action Area below to learn more and see the related Initiatives:
AllInitiativeswill seek to achieve results across the five Impact Areas identified in theStrategy:NutritionHealth andFoodSecurity;PovertyReduction,Livelihoods, andJobs;GenderEquality,Youth, andSocialInclusion;ClimateAdaptation andMitigation; andEnvironmentalHealth andBiodiversity.
Six of the 32InitiativesareRegional Integrated Initiatives that willensurethat there is an integrated response to local demandsfromacrossthe Action Areas.Regional Integrated Initiatives are a key vehicle fordeliveringpriority development solutions from integratedresearchand innovation. They will operate byco-identifyingchallenges and research foci with key partners,and byco-designing, co-creating,and co-learningwith these partnersthroughout theinnovation process.
Five Impact Area Platforms will support the Initiatives and Action Areason impact strategies, metrics, and partner engagement.
CGIAR seeks to drive change through innovation systems towards a world with sustainable and resilient food, land, and water systems that deliver more diverse, healthy, safe, sufficient, and affordable diets, and ensure improved livelihoods and greater social equality, within planetary and regional environmental boundaries.
CGIAR will strategically connect to and work with demand partners that are key agents of change in food, land, and water systems. Dialogue with these partners will identify specific challenges and barriers to transformation that CGIAR research and innovation can contribute to resolving. CGIAR will work with innovation partners and scaling partners to develop priority innovation packages — interlinked actions across technology, capacity building, and policy — that can bring innovations to scale through relevant pathways.
These partnerships and pathways are set within three spheres: the sphere of control, within which CGIAR has direct control of activities that result in outputs; the sphere of influence, which refers to outcomes from innovations and research that have been directly influenced by CGIAR; and the sphere of interest, which involves outcomes and impacts that have been indirectly influenced by CGIAR.
CGIAR’s theory of changehelps ensurethat our activities, and our partnerships, arefullyfocused on achievingimpact across the five Impact Areas.
Header photo: Pratima Baral (right), a CGIAR researcher based at CIMMYT, demonstrates the use of a farming app in the field with Sita Kumari (center), farmer, and her friend Nilam (left). The technology assists farmers in remote areas, who would otherwise have limited access to information on market prices and services.Photo by C. De Bode/CGIAR.