Second External Programme and Management Review of IWMI
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Report of the second external program and management review (EPMR) of IWMI (formerly IIMI) conducted between April 1999 and February 2000 by a panel chaired by Michel Petit. The document also contains an excerpt from the summary of proceedings of the CGIAR Mid Term Meeting 2000, a transmittal from the TAC Chair and CGIAR Executive Secretary, TAC's commentary, IWMI's response, and a transmittal from the review panel chair.TAC finds that the review shows an institution changed over a six year period from a focus on irrigation management and technical assistance, to a focus on strategic research and irrigation in an integrated water resources management and river basin perspective. The panel made four recommendations related to governance, and eight on research. One recommendation for a more formal process to set and implement clear priorities and assess impact drew strong support from TAC.The governance recommendations included a board development program, establishment of an audit committee, revision of board rules and regulations, and meetings twice, rather than once, per year. On research, the panel recommended adding various kinds of expertise to the staff, expansion of some activities, and adjustment of others. The panel found the Systemwide Initiative on Water Management important as a means of enhancing needed partnerships for IWMI.This review was considered by TAC, and a commentary prepared at TAC 78. The CGIAR ad hoc committee which considered the review at MTM 2000 endorsed the panel's recommendations, and encouraged increased support. Although not reflected in the meeting record printed here, the Group concurred.