WHY POVERTY EFFECTS MODEL?
A crucial component of this priority assessment exercise is to calculate how many people can actually be lifted out of poverty through adoption of new technologies, for example higher yielding banana varieties, from research investments. Considering poverty effects as an additional indicator complements the traditional economic indicators of Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return. This can result in a different ranking of research options and helps to better direct funds to areas where the largest benefits arise to the target group of RTB research, i.e. the poor depending on RTB crops for income and livelihoods.