1984 CGIAR Integrative Report (Revised Version)
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The report prepared by the CGIAR Secretariat was presented and discussed at International Centers Week in November 1984. It was the last report with this title. The first CGIAR Annual Report (for 1984) with a more external orientation, was published in 1985. Internal substantive issues were henceforth handled ad hoc, while new systems were introduced for presenting and considering center programs and budgets.The first part of the report offered an overview of the CGIAR's evolution and current situation, particularly the financial stringency being experienced and the need to explore additional funding sources, or find a way to reduce requirements. The report then addressed three concerns often expressed by donors: the role of international research centers not associated with the CGIAR but competing with it for funds, nine of which were cited; the implications of the growth of restricted core funding at centers; and the use of World Bank funds as a residual to ensure that total funding tracked the priority decisions of the Group.Part II was devoted to the CGIAR's financial environment, including variations in the amounts received for the 1983, as compared with the budget approved in November 1982, and the components of the substantial shortfall. The report provided an estimate of funding for 1984, and discussed the operations of the stabilization mechanism. Part III summarized financial needs for 1985, as reflected in separate proposals submitted for each center. Part IV proposed a three year financial projection, based on estimates of likely contributions, as in the previous year.