Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Nutrition

June 28, 2012
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative & Chief of Staff; Speakers: Johannes Linn, Senior Resident Scholar at the Emerging Markets Forum & Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Kevin Cleaver, Associate Vice President For Programs at the International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD); Mirza Jahani, Chief Executive Officer Of The Aga Khan Foundation, USA

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee -, 202-862-8107


International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

As governments, donors, and other key actors deepen their commitments to improve food security and reduce poverty, they are increasingly focusing on how successful development interventions can be scaled up, i.e. expanded, replicated, and adapted to new and different contexts, for greater and sustained impact. IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative commissioned a set of 20 policy briefs, edited by Johannes Linn, to better understand the different pathways for scaling up, the drivers that push the scaling up process forward, and the spaces that enable initiatives to be scaled up. The briefs are drawn from the experiences of a wide range of actors spanning local communities to nongovernmental organizations, private business, governments, and donors.

Johannes Linn will present key insights from the briefs on how to effectively support scaling up. Kevin Cleaver, Mirza Jahani, and Juergen Voegele will discuss how their respective institutions, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Aga Khan Foundation, and the World Bank, are pursuing scaling up in their operational work, and the lessons they have gleaned thus far from these efforts.

Copies of the briefs will be available at the event.