Series - Third System Review

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WB IBRD/IDA CGIAR-03

Title

Third System Review

Date(s)

  • 1996 - 1998 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3.32 linear feet of textual records

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The series consists of records related to CGIAR's Third System Review conducted in 1996-1998. The Review's purpose was to assess the role, relevance and future directions of the CGIAR System and make recommendations for improving its overall effectiveness. Its focus included, but was not limited to:


  • Mission and strategy: mission, scientific orientation, goals, principal activities, priorities, and strategies of the System


  • Governance and finance: roles and responsibilities of System-wide units, System-level management processes (priority setting, resource allocation, evaluation); funding modalities


  • Operational effectiveness: quality, relevance, and efficiency of the science practiced by the centers; partnerships; structural considerations.

The Review was conducted by an external panel which was supported by separate Working Groups and facilitated by a secretariat. The series contains Review Panel meeting minutes along with extensive background readings and other supporting materials. Indexes for meeting-related materials are included. Series also contains correspondence related to the System Review. Correspondence relates to the selection of Panel and Working Group members as well as meeting and conference planning and requests for comments on Review-generated reports. The series also contains a file of reports commissioned by the Review Panel as well reports created or collected by the Panel. Finally, the series contains a copy of the Review's final report, The International Research Partnership forFood Security and Sustainable Agriculture, dated October 8, 1998. A draft of the final paper by the Specialist Panel on Governance and Finance (August 24, 1998) is also included.

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Accruals are expected.

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Records are arranged in subject files and then chronologically.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English

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Related units of description


  • See Records of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -- Central Files (WB IBRD/IDA CGIAR-4177S), for records on the first and second CGIAR System Reviews completed in 1976 and 1981, respectively.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

10 March 2012

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