Agriculture Research, Multistakeholder Partnerships and the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) articulate the series of complex problems facing the world today. Addressing these will require systemic change: transformative, systems wide innovation involving inter-linked technological, institutional and policy change across scales. 

The CGIAR, CSIRO and other international agricultural research organisations recognise that partnership is key to their impact ambitions and contribution to the SDGs. It is less clear, however, what types of partnership strategies and practices research organisations should adopt, how they should map onto the emerging architecture of MSPs tackling the SDGs, and what their role and comparative advantage is in these arrangements going forward?