Call for EOI: study on Estimating Investment in Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), on behalf of the international Commission for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) from consortia of research organizations, think tanks, universities, consultancy firms, or groups of individual consultants to conduct a study on "Estimating investment in innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (SAI)". Applicants must include at least one substantive partner from the Global South.

The study aims to review the recent flows of global public and private investment in agricultural innovation relevant to the Global South, developing a typology of the investments made and estimating how much of this investment promotes SAI. Here, the term ‘innovation’ includes institutional, policy and financial innovation as well as science and technology. 'SAI’ means the transformative changes in agriculture that are urgently required to meet rapidly-increasing global needs for affordable, nutritious, safe and healthy food, while protecting and improving the natural environment and reducing poverty and social exclusion.

The study is expected to include several case studies which may be specific to countries, major international funders, or themes. The study will be presented to CoSAI Commissioners and other stakeholders as a basis for exploring opportunities for strengthening and reorienting investment in agricultural innovation to promote SAI.

For the detailed Call for EoI, view:

CoSAI Call for EoI

Expected date for commencement of consulting services: Late June 2020. The inception phase is expected to be completed approximately 2 months after signing of the contract, and the entire study by approximately April 2021.

Place of assignment: The consultants will work from home. It is expected that the work will be mainly or entirely conducted online, due to the current CoVid-19 pandemic.

EOI must be submitted by 23:30 GMT on May 29, 2020 (Friday).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Any questions should be emailed latest by May 22, 2020 to wle-cosaisecretariat@cgiar.org.  For fairness, questions received will be answered via FAQ on this webpage, so please check back regularly.  

To apply,  complete the relevant fields in this form on the IWMI jobs website:  https://apply.workable.com/international-water-management-institute/j/7788E3ACFE/apply/

FAQ: FAQ updated 27 May

Any questions should be emailed latest by May 22, 2020 to wle-cosaisecretariat[at]cgiar.orgNew deadline for questions:  Tue 26 May.