Sixth External Programme and Management Review of IRRI
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Sixth external programme and management review of IRRI completed in March 2004 by a panel led by Richard Flavell. The review assesses IRRI's science and management to ensure that IRRI can fulfill its and the CGIAR's mission for rice. The panel was concerned that the case for research to produce more rice and therefore the need for a $30 million a year Centre such as IRRI was unclear. The panel re-examined the situation and concluded that research to produce more rice for the coming decades is fully justified and the case for IRRI is compelling. Recommendations include: establishment of gene trait linkages in selected germplasm, inclusion of results of ex ante impact studies in unfavourable environments in priority setting exercises, establishment of a forum of rice growing countries with the purpose of financing and revitalizing INGER, development of an annual list of Trustee Competencies, delivery of financial statements to the Finance and Audit Committee, and development of updated investment portfolio guidelines. The annexes to the review are catalogued as a separate document as well as the IRRI board and management response and the Scienc Council commentary. This document was discussed at the CGIAR Business Meeting during AGM 2004.