The NBDC is over since 1 January 2014.
Until that point, we used this page to develop our thinking on how we would take forward the research for development started under NBDC.

At the end of 2013 the NBDC came to a close.

We anticipate that in 2014 a number of publications and other outputs stemming from the work will continue to become available. These will appear on these pages. However at the same time various strands of the work will migrate into a series of new research programmes run by the CG centres and their partners. The two CGIAR Research Programmes in which the NBDC legacy will emerge are:
  • Water, Land and Ecosystems. As part of this new programme the Nile Basin and East Africa is one of the focal regional areas in which research for development utilizing the past experience of the NBDC together with partners will be taken forward. More detail and how the programme is unfolding can be found at-
  • Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics. The East and Central African Highlands is one of four global Action Areas for this Programme. Parts of western Ethiopia especially western Oromia form one of the Humidtropics Action Sites. The focus of this programme is sustainable intensification of farming systems and many of the tools, approaches and philosophy of NBDC will inform Humidtropics activities. For more detail:

Background preparations for the close of NBDC

Following some discussions in July 2013, initial thoughts about a program beyond the NBDC were shaping up/

In 2012, Tilahun Amede (then NBDC leader) and Amanda Harding (CPWF management team member) produced a "Sunrise Strategy" with some ideas. This is a draft but could be built upon to help develop our thinking about how to continue the work under a different guise.

Practically, the following information is useful to ensure a smooth ending of the project, in administrative and reporting terms: