ACIAR’s core business is to identify research priorities collaboratively with partner countries, and broker research partnerships and projects to tackle those priorities. Once projects are established, ACIAR manages and monitors these investments throughout the research process to maximise impact and return on investment.
Since its inception in 1982, ACIAR has evolved three research partnership models:
- bilateral country partnerships
- multilateral research collaborations
- co-investment with research and development partners.
Each model has its own procurement pathway, governance framework, quality assurance and risk management.