Report of the Ninth Meeting of the CGIAR Oversight Committee
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Report of the ninth meeting of the CGIAR Oversight Committee, held in Washington, DC on October 28 and November 2, 1995, during International Centers Week 1995. Chairman Paul Egger reported on this meeting at the same session of the CGIAR, and this written version was provided later.The Committee reflected favorably on the renewal process in the CGIAR. It saw a need for ensuring that the research agenda matrix reflected the program structure more accurately. The Committee commented on progress in organizing for partnership with NARS, and establishment of the NGO and Private Sector Committees. It reiterated its views on research in Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union.Under the heading of CGIAR governance, the Committee appraised progress in establishment of the IAEG, and the role of PARC. It discussed a draft paper on CGIAR board roles and responsibilities.Under due diligence it considered relations with the President of the World Bank, the search for an executive secretary for TAC, the composition and role of TAC, and progress at ICLARM, particularly the proposal to acquire facilities in Egypt.The Committee also carried out a self-assessment, and established its future work program.