Report of the Third Meeting of the CGIAR Oversight Committee
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Report of the third meeting of the Oversight Committee, held in Rome , January 26-28, 1994, Paul Egger presiding. The committee continued to address CGIAR priority issues of governance and leadership. It reviewed the progress of the CGIAR vision statement it had commissioned, and made suggestions to the external team, as well as defining the proposed role of the internal TAC team working on the statement. The committee considered three options for a governance structure of the CGIAR, and discussed its own role in the process of adjustment within the CGIAR system.There was extensive discussion and interaction with FAO concerning collaboration with NARS, and the role of regional representatives during CGIAR meetings. Watching brief items discussed were the establishment of the livestock center, progress at ICLARM, and the integration of INIBAP into IPGRI. The committee prepared a draft policy statement on CGIAR policy toward Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. It also considered the implications of the shortfall in CGIAR funding in 1994, reviewed the agenda for MTM94 and set priorities for its own work program.Agenda document, CGIAR meeting May 1994.