Adoption studies are undertaken 3 to 4 years after a large project is completed to assess the level of uptake and the legacy of the project. They provide valuable insights into the uptake of project results and the impact on local communities. This adoption study looks at projects completed in 2008–09.
This small study is a second stage of a program of assessments being undertaken of the research capacity and community impact of bilateral projects sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) that were completed some five years previously
This project was designed to provide preliminary information about the cultural, social, political and economic context of livestock disease in Indonesia, and to determine the likely effect on the transfer to Indonesian institutions
A recent external review of ACIAR (Nairn et al 1998) recommended (p 42) that ACIAR should more effectively communicate the way in which the benefits flow from ACIAR projects to ultimately achieve poverty alleviation