Report of the Interim Science Council and Interim Science Council / Science Council Transition
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This report highlights accomplishments and progress in the principal areas of the interimScience Council's responsibility and taken up by the Science Council: (a) assuring the relevance and quality of Centre science; (b) developing priorities and strategies, (c) commenting on the research agenda, resource allocations and monitoring programme implementation; (d) reviewing strategic considerations in the external environment, and (e) ensuring assessment of the CGIAR System's impact.The report focuses on activities implemented by the iSC as a result of the work of itsthree sub-committees: Standing Committee on External Reviews (SCOER), Standing Committee on Priorities and Strategies (SCOPAS), and Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA). The iSC has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the synergies between these three subcommittees and does so again now. Activities cutting across the Standing Committee work include an evaluation of the CGIAR research agenda through a review of Centre Mid-Term Plans 2004-2006, and an assessment of the Sub-Saharan Africa CP full-proposal. Also, there are several joint activities, including a forthcoming evaluation and impact assessment of the ASB programme, and an evaluation and impact assessment of the System’s training activities, as part of a larger effort to evaluate the capacity strengthening activities of the CGIAR.This report was presented during the Business Meeting at AGM 2003.