Impact assessment

A methodology for assessing the poverty-reducing impacts of Australia’s international agricultural research

Date released
14 May 2012
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David Carpenter & Mark McGillivray


There is much evidence to support the assertion that improving agricultural productivity can reduce extreme poverty among rural populations in the developing world. This report examines some recent advances in methods for assessing the impact of agricultural research on the poor, and suggests a method specifically suitable for measuring the poverty-reducing impact of ACIAR research.