This data files includes full metadata records of 12,131 SCI-indexed journal articles authored by CGIAR scientists published between January 2000 to November 2016, retrieved from Web of Science by Thomson Reuters. With this data, co-authorships of research outputs published by CGIAR scientists were analyzed to examine whether CGIAR’s scientific and technical partnerships were broadened across CGIAR Centers and with external partners. Scientometric analysis showed that CGIAR scientists’ research partnership steadily increased over the years. Percentage of articles co-authored with external partners did not change much, yet many new partnerships were formed within CGIAR as well as with external partners. Number of total journal articles also steadily increased in more diverse research topics, published in more diverse journals.