CGIAR Center Directors Committee Minutes, Presiding Chair: J. Walsh
CGIAR Center Directors Committee
The minutes provide the center directors’ view on the CGIAR 1990 report of priorities and strategies. Center Directors endorse the paper as a necessary first step but note the lack of a discussion on resource allocation and an explicit definition of the CGIAR strategy and provide detailed comments for TAC’s consideration. The minutes also contain discussions related to reports on public awareness and the establishment of a public awareness position in the CG Secretariat, a paper prepared by Eugene Terry on Improving the Quality of Communications Between Donors and Centres and reports from the various subcommittees. In the Benefits Committee report the establishment of a self-service office is proposed. Center Directors also discuss a paper by TAC on External Reviews and make a number of detailed comments on the process including the time consumed, their high cost, the additional reviews commissioned by donors and the need to gain donor acceptance of External Reviews as adequately fulfilling their own requirements. They comment also on the TAC paper on relationships with NARS and note that it does not reflect center innovations and would benefit from the input of centers.
|Priorities and strategies, External reviews, NARS|