Background and Context
The Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE) CGIAR Research Program (CRP) is one of four cross-cutting Global Integrating Programs within the CGIAR portfolio. WLE’s mission is to provide the evidence base and solutions to help decision-makers scale up sustainable water, land, and ecosystem management innovations and investments in agricultural landscapes that reduce risks and increase the resilience of women and men in developing countries. The program has focused on a subset of globally critical challenges that were identified based on a set of criteria including addressing the CGIAR “Grand Challenges.”
Purpose and Scope of the CRP 2020 review
This review focuses on the work of the WLE CRP during the period 2017–19. The review questions are as follows:
1. Quality of science: To what extent does the CRP deliver quality of science, based on its work from 2017 through 2019?
2. Effectiveness: What outputs and outcomes have been achieved, and what is the importance of those identified results?
3. Future orientation: To what extent is the CRP positioned to be effective in the future, seen from the perspectives of scientists and of the end users of agricultural research?