Research resource allocation : Determining regional priorities uri icon

abstract

  • The paper presents a methodology to assist in the determination of an appropriate regional allocation of research resources to mandate crops in mandate regions of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Adrid Tropics (ICRISAT). Priority indices are developed on the basis of 10 criteria chosen for equity and/or efficiency considerations. Applying alternative weights to these criteria yields alternative priority indices, which are compared with the Institute's present research resource allocation. The approach helps to make explicit criteria which may have implicity been followed in past resource allocation and the results indicate that a more regionally-spread focus for ICRISAT's future activities would seem appropriate

publication date

  • 1985
  • 1985