The iSC assessed in a virtual mode the programmatic implications of the plans of the 16 Centres with a view to reporting to the Group at AGM 2002 on the CGIAR’s 2003 Research Agenda, and the programmatic implications of any significant potential financing gaps or deviations. This document is divided into four sections. The first is this Introduction. The second section presents a short commentary on each Centre highlighting the programmatic implications, if any, of their respective 2003-2005 MTPs. Section three provides a brief overview of the most significant programmatic developments in the 2003 Research Agenda at Centre and System levels, highlighting implications of the proposed MTPs and financing plans on the overall resource allocations trends. It also highlights inter-Centre efforts in strategic areas that have programmatic and resource implications. The iSC's recommendations to the Group are provided in Section four. This report was discussed at the business meeting at AGM02.