Frank Place

Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets

Frank Place is the director of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Before being appointed PIM director (August 2018), Frank served for four years as a senior research fellow in the PIM Program Management Unit. His primary duties included coordination of impact assessment and leadership of the program’s cluster of work on technology adoption and impact. Before joining PIM in 2014, Dr. Place worked for the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) for 20 years, based in Nairobi. His main research areas were adoption of agroforestry, land and tree tenure, and soil fertility management. Prior to ICRAF, Frank led a Land Tenure Center project based in Africa and worked at the World Bank HQ in Washington, where he focused on property rights in agriculture. Frank Place received a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1988.