This is the Final Report from a study to investigate what is known about rates of return on research and which assesses key evidence that has been presented on agriculture and health research in particular. A specific purpose of the study was to examine in detail the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) studies that reach the conclusion that additional investments in agricultural research and development increase agricultural productivity more than any other form of public investment in rural areas. The report includes key findings and recommendations.
Enterplan. Rates of Return on Research: a literature review and critique. Enterplan, Reading, UK (2005) 54 pp.