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ASTI Global Assessment - CGIAR Consortium Spending Trends

Figure - CGIAR spending trends, 1981–2011Figure-  Allocation of CGIAR spending by region, 1990 and 2008Regional CGIAR spending as a share of developing countries public agricultural R&D spending by region, 1990 and 2008

CGIAR Consortium Spending Trends

Despite accounting for a minimal share of global public agricultural R&D spending (3.1 percent in 2008), the CGIAR Consortium makes a significant contribution to agricultural R&D in developing countries. After more than a decade of slow growth, spending by the CGIAR has increased since 2006. In 2011, total CGIAR spending exceeded $700 million, representing a 41 percent increase over 2006 levels (in inflation-adjusted terms). Close to half of all CGIAR spending has been allocated to Africa south of the Sahara since 2007. In 2008, the CGIAR’s share of public agricultural R&D spending in Africa south of the Sahara was 11 percent—more than twice as much as its shares in Asia-Pacific and West Asia and North Africa, and a third more than its share in Latin America and Caribbean.

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Source: CGIAR various years