Making the business case for policy change and investment.

Transforming your results into a strong business case for policy change and to attract investment. Selected examples of our past work.

Portfolio

Making the
business case for policy change and investment.

Transforming your results into a strong business case for policy change and to attract investment. Selected examples of our past work.

Policy & Technology Packages

National Framework for Salinity Management
Sustainable land management strategies for Central Asia & the Mediterranean
Validating agricultural value chains
Technology & policy packages for flood risk management

Selected Policy Synthesis Reports

Challenge:

Helping development, science and technical programs transform their results into high-value information products and services that inform and influence decision makers and investors.

Climate-induced population displacement in the Mediterranean, North Africa region

A synthesis of evidence reviewing populations’ vulnerability to displacement; outline of a strategy to strengthen resilience across the region. 

Support to CCAFS climate change program.

Strategies to reduce the threat of wheat stripe rust disease

A synthesis of learning from two global wheat rust scientific conferences between scientists and policy makers from low-income countries.

Support to ICARDA, Borlaug Wheat Rust Initiative, AusAID.

Conservation agriculture in dry areas

A digest of several years of research on conservation agriculture that presents options that low-income countries can apply.

Support to ICARDA.

Innovative data mining of agricultural gene banks for effective crop breeding

Support to ICARDA, AusAID.

Agriculture as a solution to climate change

A review of evidence and examples. Summary of options countries can adopt to help rural communities adapt to climate change.

Support to CCAFS climate change program, CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems.

Local pharmaceuticals production in Africa

Working with the research team to compile a policy report from research and a dialogue process with international partners and African policy makers responsible for health, science and technology.

Support to COHRED, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

Bamboo and climate change

Climate-smart approaches that add value to forestry and agriculture strategies.

Support to INBAR.

Bamboo for land rejuvenation

Review and presentation of approaches to use this remarkable plant as a strategic tool to rehabilitate lands damaged by coal mining (in progress).

Sci4D Policy Report Series.

Live Review & Knowledge Synthesis

Challenge:

How to build the skills of program teams and professionals to transform their results and evidence into useful tools that inform and influence decision makers, investors and implementing agencies?

We have mentored program and research teams in our ‘live review and synthesis’ workshops. These have built the capacity of several hundred professionals worldwide.

This process helps professionals define the benefits of their technical results through a policy maker's and investor's lens – producing new policy and practice tools on the spot.

Support to teams from: Tanzania Commission for Science & Technology; Makerere School of Public Health & Medical School, Uganda; ENRECA Health program, University of Copenhagen; Philippine Council for Health Research and Development; Malaysia Medical Research Council; Viet-Nam School of Public Health & Research Council; Iraq Salinity Initiative; Water resources professionals in Jordan and UAE; national water resources teams from several Middle Eastern countries; UN University Institute of Water, Health & Environment and FloodNet Research Network, Canada.

Partners: Some projects in partnership with UNU-INWEH; ICARDA; COHRED