The World Bank, the Grant Program, and the CGIAR: A Retrospective Review
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A paper published as OED Working Paper Series No. 1 by the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank. It was prepared by Jock Anderson of the Bank and Dana Dalrymple of USAID as background for an OED study of the Bank's Special Grant Program, which is the source of the World Bank contribution to the CGIAR. The paper describes the CGIAR, its role in development, and the involvement of the World Bank in the CGIAR. A chapter analyzes the planning, review and evaluation process of the CGIAR, and others assess the Group's achievements and the constraints and challenges that it faces. There is an assessment both of the performance of the CGIAR and its centers, and of the World Bank and other donors. The authors conclude that the CGIAR System cannot be taken for granted and requires close attention.There are annexes on World Bank contributions to agricultural research centers not affiliated with the CGIAR and to the Special Program on African Agricultural Research (SPAAR).