First report of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) presented to the CGIAR Mid Term Meeting 2000 by SPIA Chairman Hans Gregersen. The report described the composition and organization of the new panel, its place within TAC, its relationship and interaction with the TAC Standing Committee on Priorities and Strategies, and the portfolio of studies it had inherited from IAEG upon SPIA's establishment and integration into TAC on January 1, 2000.
These included assessments of CGIAR germplasm improvement, integrated pest management, contributions to poverty alleviation, and impacts of CGIAR research on the environment. SPIA also presented its plans for a study of CGIAR contributions to scientific capacity building and partnerships, as well as the outcome of its workshop on the future of impact assessment in the CGIAR held in Rome in early May.
Gregersen covered the same ground in a report to TAC 78 in March 2000.