This is the fifth external management review of ICRISAT. It was commissioned by the CGIAR System Office. The review team was chaired by Julie Noolan. This review was closely linked to the program review which was commissioned by the interim Science Council. The report presents an in-depth analysis of the issues that relate to Center Board operations, organizational structure, financial systems, human resources and other aspects of Center management. Although the review found the Center to be operating in a more stable environment, it notes that ICRISAT still faces serious challenges. The report was discussed at the Business Meeting during AGM 2003.