Toward a Long-Range Financing Strategy for the CGIAR
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Draft report prepared by The Conservation Company, engaged to plan the implementation of the CGIAR System Review recommendations on resource mobilization and public awareness. The work was guided by a working group led by Finance Committee Chair Alex McCalla, who had been asked by the Consultative Council to undertake this work. The draft was presented to the CGIAR meeting in October 1999 by John Riggan, President of The Conservation Company.The document outlines a strategic framework for CGIAR financing, and structural arrangements for both fund raising and public awareness. The Working Group proposed consideration of a new foundation, combining Future Harvest and the moribund International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR), to be housed at the World Bank. The foundation would be accountable to the CGIAR, but operate independently to provide flexibility. It would work with a growing number of national support organizations in various countries.Meeting before ICW99, the Finance Committee made two propositions for consideration by the CGIAR. First, continued reliance on ODA funding with some other funding from DAC countries, expansion of Southern financial participation, and a special effort to solicit private philanthropy. Second, a single mechanism, like a foundation, for harmonizing public awareness and resource mobilization activities and to implement new initiatives.