Paper prepared for the Finance Committee by the CGIAR Secretariat on the development of financial strategies to implement IARC 1994-1998 medium term plans in the face of than harsher-than-expected funding constraints. The paper presents three possible courses of development the CGIAR System might take: scaling itself down or out, maintaining its current level of activities, or increasing its activities. It examines the financial requirements and necessary financial strategies entailed by each. Possible support from traditional foreign assistance donors, institutional donors, developing countries, foundations and the private sector are considered.
The report proposes a broad strategy, and undertakes to spell out necessary steps in more detail if the Finance Committee approves the general direction. One proposal is for the creation of a high-level advisory panel.
Agenda document at CGIAR International Centers Week, October 1993, as background to the report of the Finance Committee.