This is the first external review of the systemwide programme on Integrated Pest Management. The two members of the review panel were Dr. Andrew Gutierrez and Hermann Waibel. The first part of the report sets the scence for the SP-IPM. Major trends in pests with a world-wide dimension are studied as well as results of studies of crop losses on the global level and overall trends in pesticide use and at the institutional and policy situation as it affects IPM. Part 2 answers the questions as formulated in the TORs. Part 3 goes beyond the TORs and the panel argues for a future structure of SP- IPM as a programme with a technical and a policy dimension on the global level. This report was discussed at the 82nd meeting of TAC in Lima, Peru.