Linkages among measurable Criteria and Sensitivity analysis for Research Priority Setting: Learning from the experiences of ICRISAT uri icon


  • The research priority-setting exercise conducted by the International Crops Research Institute for theSemi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in the early 1990s was driven by a determination to build an objectiveand transparent basis for its medium term plan (MTP) for 1994-1998 (ICRISAT, 1992). Like othermembers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), it faced thechallenge of a changing external environment where funds for research were declining, and therefore,a pursuit of a focused research agenda was imperative. This change motivated strongeraccountability and a search for an objective research priority setting and resource allocation process.Significantly, it prompted awareness among scientists and research managers about the impact andpayoff of research

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  • 2000