The Fifth CIMMYT External Program and Management Review conducted in early 2005 made a number of major recommendations in relation to management and governance at the Centre. In consideration of these recommendations, the CGIAR requested the Science Council (SC) and the CGIAR Secretariat to commission a follow-up review to the EPMR to be conducted in May/June 2006 by the EPMR panel chair Don Marshall and the governance /finance expert on the original EPMR panel. The CGIAR’s request followed the suggestion by the SC that, given the many challenges CIMMYT was facing, a brief follow-up review should be
conducted one year after the completion of the EPMR. The full terms of reference for this follow-up review are given in Appendix I.
The review team found that CIMMYT had made very substantial improvements in many areas relating to its finances, governance, and research management. The progress made in each area is summarized in the report.