Impact assessment

Impact of private sector involvement in ACIAR projects: a framework and cocoa case studies

Date released
28 March 2016
Publication Code

Pearce D.


This report considers, from an impact assessment perspective, the potential effects of private sector involvement in ACIAR – funded research projects. This report provides a broad framework for thinking through the potential impacts of private sector engagement. It also considers recent literature in the field and a case study of recent ACIAR-funded projects on cocoa research, which involved considerable private sector participation.