In 2018 alone, technical advice and knowledge products from CGIAR centers and CCAFS shared with project design teams contributed to improvements in at least 52 large agricultural projects and programs in low- and middle-income countries supported by World Bank grants and loans.

For example, the CSA Country Profiles, developed by CIAT and CCAFS, informed the World Bank’s country office teams. The Advisory Services and Analytics program on agri-food resilience to the recurring climate pattern ENSO in East Asia, led by the World Bank’s East Asia agriculture team, benefitted from knowledge and tools from IFPRI and CCAFS.

The key improvement of this cooperation has been the inclusion of climate-smart activities and actions, increasing their outcomes related to reducing greenhouse gases while enhancing rural livelihoods.

Highlights from the project:

Project partners: 

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), World Bank