Supplementary materials for report “Shining a Brighter Light: Comprehensive Evidence on Adoption and Diffusion of CGIAR-Related Innovations in Ethiopia”

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  • Kosmowski, Frederic
  • Alemu, Solomon
  • Mallia, Paola
  • Stevenson, James
  • Macours, Karen
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  • Abstract

    The report presents an unprecedented stocktaking of all CGIAR-related innovations in a given country as well as new estimates of adoption of those innovations from a nationally representative dataset generated through a partnership among the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA), the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team, and the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA). Ethiopia was chosen for this exercise because it is a hotspot of CGIAR research, with almost all the CGIAR centers represented in Addis Ababa.

    The report documents the reach of CGIAR-related agricultural innovations in a comprehensive manner across the core domains of CGIAR research activity: animal agriculture; crop germplasm improvement; natural resource management; and policy research. In order to identify the right innovations to collect data on, SPIA conducted more than 90 interviews with CGIAR research leaders, scientists, government officials, and colleagues from the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), all the while compiling documented evidence to support claims made by these key informants. The output of that work is a stocktaking of 52 agricultural innovations and 26 claims of policy influence.

    Quantitative evidence on the adoption of 18 of these innovations was obtained through the incorporation of measurements of the reach of these innovations in the Ethiopian Socioeconomic Survey (ESS), a regionally and nationally representative panel survey of households. We report some data from the third wave (ESS3, carried out in 2015/16), but our major focus is on ESS4 (2018/19).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E124681
  • Kosmowski, Frederic, Solomon Alemu, Paola Mallia, James Stevenson, and Karen Macours. “Shining a Brighter Light: Comprehensive Evidence on Adoption and Diffusion of CGIAR-Related Innovations in Ethiopia. SPIA Synthesis Report. Rome: SPIA.” Rome: SPIA: SPIA Synthesis report, October 27, 2020.

Update Metadata: 2020-11-26 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-11-26