1998 CGIAR Annual Report: The Impact of Knowledge
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CGIAR annual report covering the year 1998. It contains an introductory message by Chairman Ismail Serageldin, and an overview of developments in 1998 by Executive Secretary Alexander von der Osten.A chapter devoted to the theme of the report 'The Impact of Knowledge,' surveys the role of knowledge and information management in agricultural development, and the CGIAR's information strategy in a context of proprietary science, and breakthroughs in the biological sciences and communications technologies. The following chapter, contributed by review panel chair Maurice Strong, summarizes the findings of the third systemwide review of the CGIAR. The final chapter describes the Group's finances in 1998. Winners of the King Baudouin Awards from initiation in 1992 through 1998, and of the Chairman's Excellence in Science Awards are listed. Annex tables give highlights of funding of the CGIAR research agenda in the period 1993-1998, and summarize contributions by donor and by center 1972-1998.