This report assesses the governance structure, processes and practices of center boards against the backdrop of the best practices prevalent in the corporate and non-profit sectors, and to recommend steps to improve the effectiveness of board governance. A survey of board members, CGIAR members and other relevant stakeholders, followed by interviews with a sub-set of the stakeholders, and a review of relevant documents were the methods used by the Panel to gather information for this review. Findings of the review are listed in the executive summary. The review panel was chaired by Samuel Paul. Other members included Lili-Ann Foster and Paul Egger. The report includes the cover letter from Samuel Paul to Messrs. Godfrey and Reifschneider.
The report was discussed during the Business Meeting at AGM06.