Impact assessment

Returns to ACIAR’s investment in bilateral agricultural research

Date released
16 December 2013
Publication Code

Robert Lindner, Paul McLeod and John Mullen



This study reports the findings of a review of 27 Impact Assessment Series reports (covering 103 bilateral research projects) published by ACIAR since 2005. This is the second ACIAR review of returns from bilateral investments, and confirms that returns are high. A few research areas, such as use of Australian trees in Indonesia, pig breeding in Vietnam, and grain storage in the Philippines, stood out as being particularly successful.