Roberto Ridolfi of EuropeAID acknowledged the impact of IFPRI's and CGIAR's work in addressing many global development challenges, "What makes the CGIAR different from the academic world is the fact that we plug research into action, into impact."
Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, recalled IFPRI's partnership that championed evidence-based research and policy options to end poverty, hunger and malnutrition.
Tim Wheeler, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for DFID, expressed how IFPRI’s research enriched DFID’s work against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Sectary General for Food Security and Nutrition, congratulated IFPRI and emphasized the need for research moving forward.
Matia Chowdhury, Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, spoke on the partnership between IFPRI and the government of Bangladesh in reducing hunger.
This program has contributed to pro-poor economic growth and enhanced food security through a strengthened national capacity for designing and implementing evidence-based policy reforms.