Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. To help document recent experiences and insights, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently published a series of short innovation platform ‘practice briefs’ to help guide the design and implementation of innovation platforms in agricultural research for development.
This second brief explains and illustrates ways that innovation platforms contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies.
Policymaking aims to create an enabling environment of regulations, incentives and sanctions to structure a society and its markets. It inevitably means finding compromises among different stakeholder groups that are likely to be affected by the policy. Innovation platforms can facilitate interactions between the government, the private sector, civil society and other policy stakeholders to enhance effective policy development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
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|This brief is authored by Joseph Cadilhon (ILRI), Eliud Birachi (CIAT), Laurens Klerkx (Wageningen UR) and Marc Schut (Wageningen UR). It is a contribution to the CGIAR Humidtropics research program. The development of the briefs was led by the International Livestock Research Institute; the briefs draw on experiences of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, several CGIAR centres and partner organization.The series comprises 14 briefs: