NITI Aayog and IFPRI sign Statement of Intent

NITI Aayog and IFPRI sign Statement of Intent

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI).

It aims to fortify policy and program frameworks contributing to India's developmental objectives.

The five-year SoI grants IFPRI a broad mandate to support NITI's Agriculture Vertical in crucial areas. The SoI activities include developing and tracking Rural Transformation Indicators, supporting the design and evaluation of flagship programs, providing policy analytical tools, and generating evidence on India's agri-food trade in regional and global contexts.

To ensure sustainable and inclusive agricultural and rural transformation, NITI Aayog has been actively guiding India's development programs through periodic monitoring and evaluation with a specific focus on agriculture.

IFPRI will provide policy analytics and support to NITI in mutually identified areas within the broader realm of food systems transformation, initially focusing on agriculture, rural development, trade, and climate change policies in India.

SoI will serve as a platform to share a vast array of knowledge and experiences from IFPRI and CGIAR’s global partnerships with various think tanks, research institutes and centers of excellence.

IFPRI's hallmark is addressing important issues with methodological rigor. Tackling challenges in agriculture, climate change, and trade is a shared responsibility for meaningful cooperation.