Second External Management Review of ICARDA, 1988
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Report of the second external management review of ICARDA conducted in 1988 concurrently with an external program review, John Dillon serving as chair of the review panel. The document contains transmittals by Dillon and the Executive Secretary of the CGIAR, as well as the review proper. The comments of the ICARDA board and management are found in a separate record. CGIAR discussion of both reviews is found in the record of the CGIAR meeting of October-November 1988 and also in the record for the external program review.The panel found that ICARDA had been slow to implement the recommendations of the first external management review. In response the Executive Secretary recommended and the Group endorsed an interim review after two years to check up on progress. In what was cited as a ground breaking step, the review included an appraisal of the organizational culture of ICARDA, and contained recommendations for influencing the culture toward a more problem-solving approach.The center was praised for its development of physical infrastructure, and criticized for performance on various aspects of financial, administrative and human resources management. Failure to make good use of computers was another problem identified.Agenda document at TAC 46 and the CGIAR meeting of October-November 1988.