SIP Outline

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Outline for Strategy and Implementation Plans (SIP) File:Flagship and VC SIP Outline.docx Flagship is a group of product lines that make strategic sense: Achieving IDO defined impact Product Lines are a group of related activities that are designed to deliver a range of services that address flagship outcomes. Flagship and Value Chain Level Strategic Implementation Plan

  1. Introduction (½ page) -- Background to what this is all about. Why important
  2. Problem statement (½-1 page)– the main problem(s) the FS addresses, Issues and their importance, to whom, at what scale, with what gravity and why?
  3. Theory of Change and Impact Pathway for the Flagship/Value Chain (1-2 pages)
    1. Sketch out the ToC and IP
    2. Articulate all assumptions, including those about employment, income and environment
    3. Show the links to Program IDOs

For SASI, VCTS and value chains:

  1. Show how the Value Chain work addresses multiple system levels and all aspects of the Value Chain from input supply to consumer
  2. The role of the CRP in developing a ‘business case’ for the envisaged pro-poor value chain should be reflected in the impact pathway
  3. Make sure the ToC and impact pathways clearly express the working hypothesis for what we think the value chain transformation strategy will look like for each value chain, including the main components (which should correspond to the product lines/best bets being pursued)
  1. Objectives and outcomes for CRP lifespan (1 page) -- 12 years from 2012 & in relation to IDO targets
  2. Clusters of Activities (2-3 pages for each)
    1. Justification – argument as to how it contributes to Objectives & Outcomes
    2. Approach – main research areas, implementation approach – with explicit reference to how it will done within the value chains); dimensions of discovery, delivery, transformation and scale
    3. Outputs, activities and milestones. (broad brush)Within this, characterize key product lines/best bets, with product Line to outcome statement; include a clear inventory of the product lines/best bets. Include initial literature/state-of-the-art reviews and synthesis review of successes/failures in research and development
    4. Sequence of the main activities, major milestones (though we are not officially using this terminology) and notional deliverables
    5. Core competencies (staffing) required and how they are being assured (own resources, leveraging through partnership). Make explicit reference to the roles of the CRP non-CG partners.
      1. Geographical focus
      2. Links between discovery and delivery: include a summary table and narrative of how the Flagship is contributing to each value chain and vice-versa – to be written together with the corresponding Flagship/value chain leader
      3. Gender – how are gender dimensions being addressed

For SASI, VCTS, value chains:

  1. Explain how multiple system levels are being addressed at country level
  2. Explain how market-level issues are being addressed (i.e. how are we compensating for our traditional farm-level focus?)
  1. Theme/value chain partnership strategy (1 page) - both research and development partners required for success; make explicit reference to the role of the CRP non-CG partners
  1. Theme/value chain innovation systems, capacity development, communication and M&E strategies (½-1 page each)
    1. Include explicit strategy for how cross-site, cross-CRP or regional information sharing will be addressed
    2. The section on innovation systems should explain the type and role of innovation platforms envisaged; specific reference to the role of and modalities for CRP non-CG partners to support this area of research in the value chains
    3. Include an inventory of the product lines/best bets to be the focus of M&E
  1. Resource mobilization strategy: priorities (½-1 page)


  1. Aggregate staffing
  2. Budget Projections
  3. Revised logframe to 2021 with greater detail for 2015-2019