Agricultural Research for Development to Intervene Effectively in Complex Systems and the Implications for Research Organizations

Working Paper Series 2017 – 12


Boru Douthwaite , Remco Mur , Sarah Audouin , Myra Wopereis , Jon Hellin , Abdoulaye Saley Moussa , Naaminong Karbo , Wolfgang Kasten , Jeremy Bouyer

Agricultural research for development (AR4D) organizations can achieve greater impact by using complexity aware approaches, but for this to happen a more compelling case needs to be made to justify their use. Our contribution is to develop and test a generalizable complexity-aware theory of change of how AR4D fosters innovation.