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Why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference?

Author: Watson, D.J.
Year: 2003
ISBN: 970-648-104-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1040
Abstract: This documet-contains the proceedings of an international conference on impact assessment research held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 4-7 February 2002. Co-organized by the Economics Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the conference was attended by approximately 150 impact assessment practitioners and users. Participants included representatives from CGIAR Centers, national agricultural research organizations, public and private universities, multilaterallending organizations, development assistance agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), philanthropic foundations, private corporations, and the media. The goal of the conference was to examine why many impact assessment studies have had lirnited influence on the way that agricultural research is conducted and have failed to ensure adequate and sustainable financial support for research. Participants concluded that the success of future impact assessment studies could be improved by: (1) better matching impact assessment results to the needs of decision makers; (2) making impact assessments more credible and more understandable, without losing rigor; and (3) improving methods for assessing a broader array of impacts, beyond traditional econornic measures.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Conference Proceedings
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: xiii, 107 pages
Conference Name: International Conference on Impacts of Agricultural Research and Development
Conference Place: San José, Costa Rica
Conference Date: 4-7 February, 2002
Country of Focus: Costa Rica
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC SITUATION
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC GROWTH
Agrovoc: ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Agrovoc: POLICIES
Agrovoc: POVERTY
Agrovoc: HEALTH
Agrovoc: HUMAN NUTRITION
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Agrovoc: PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Agrovoc: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC SITUATION
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC GROWTH
Agrovoc: ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Agrovoc: POLICIES
Agrovoc: POVERTY
Agrovoc: HEALTH
Agrovoc: HUMAN NUTRITION
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Agrovoc: PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Agrovoc: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES


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