The purpose of the RICE CRP review is to “assess the extent to which the RICE research program is delivering quality of science and demonstrating effectiveness in relation to its own theories of change.”

Key objectives are:

  • To fulfill CGIAR’s obligations around accountability regarding the use of public funds and donor support for international agricultural research

  • To assess the effectiveness and evolution of research conducted through the CRP in 2017–21

  • To provide an opportunity for programs under review to generate insights about their research

    contexts and programs of work, including lessons for future CGIAR research modalities.



CAS Secretariat (CGIAR Advisory Services Shared Secretariat). (2020). CGIAR Research Program 2020 Reviews: Rice Agri-Food Systems (RICE). Rome: CAS Secretariat Evaluation Function. https://cas.cgiar.org/


Ravinder Kumar and Rattan Yadav