Seventh external programme and management review of IRRI completed in February 2009 by a panel led by Greg Edmeades. The Seventh External Program and Management Review of IRRI took place between September
2008 and February 2009. The EPMR Panel reported that on all significant measures, IRRI meets the high standards it has set for itself. The Center is well managed, financially sound, strong in science and appropriately engaged with partners worldwide to bring the best efforts of rice science to bear on
the immense challenges of food and the environment faced by developing countries. Eleven recommendations from the Panel to IRRI are set forth in the report. The report was discussed at ExCo16.