In 2007 the CGIAR initiated a Change Management process to revitalize the CGIAR
System. This reform proposal takes into consideration, and builds on, all of the
analyses of the Change Management working groups and the Independent Review. The CGIAR vision and Strategic Objectives were endorsed by ExCo14 held in Ottawa in May 2008, and the basic elements of this proposal were endorsed by ExCo15 in October 2008 held in Lisbon. ExCo15’s comments and suggestions are reflected in the current proposal.
Section III of this paper outlines the new vision of the CGIAR and the key principles and drivers for the reforms. Section IV elaborates on this by presenting the building blocks of the new CGIAR, focusing on the organization, funding, processes and incentives needed to meet the vision. Section V presents a transition plan. The proposal was discussed at the CGIAR's AGM08 in Maputo, Mozambique.