IFPRI’s work on institutional analysis with respect to innovations deals with several questions including:
- How do innovations come about?
- Which actors are involved in the innovation system and what roles do they play?
- What are the “rules” (laws, regulations, traditions, customs, beliefs, norms, and nuances of society ) that guide the behavior and practices of actors?
- How are smallholders engaged in and affected by a process of institutional learning?