Paper presenting the objectives, methodology, and findings of the CGIAR Sub Saharan Africa Activity Inventory 1986 prepared by ISNAR. The inventory provided a detailed breakdown of CGIAR activities in Africa by activity type, country, funding source, and commodity. The goal was to promote efficient use of the resources devoted to Africa, which accounted for over 50 percent of the Group's total resources. Annexes provide statistics on CGIAR resources allotted to Africa, macroeconomic indicators for African countries themselves, the questionnaires through which ISNAR conducted the inventory, and activity definitions and codes. Annex VI, which lists activities by target country, is in a separate record.