Independent review of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Rural conditions Agriculture Australia

Summary: The Minister for Foreign Affairs commissioned a Panel to conduct a Review of ACIAR.

The Review was asked to address issues including: the appropriateness of ACIAR’s goals and strategies in helping people overcome poverty; ACIAR’s effectiveness in improving livelihoods through more productive and sustainable agriculture, and achieving knowledge generation and capacity building outcomes; and the efficiency of ACIAR’s operations and arrangements for managing research programs and building capacity, including internal capability and systems, risk management, performance oversight, and transparency.

Authors: Bill Farmer, Ron Duncan, Terry Enright and Wendy Jarvie.

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