As an integral part of the CGIAR System, the CGIAR System Management Board is responsible for providing strategic direction and effective governance and leadership of the CGIAR System Organization. The CGIAR System Management Board provides a mechanism for CGIAR’s 15 member Centers to participate in decisions that impact the operations of the CGIAR System Organization and the CGIAR System as a whole. Working in partnership with the CGIAR System Council, the System Management Board keeps under review the effectiveness of the CGIAR System, its reputation for excellence, and the capacity, skills and organizational structure of the Centers with a view to their collective ability to ensure results and the continued relevance of CGIAR’s agricultural research for development. The System Management Board may recommend to a Center’s Board of Trustees, actions that may be considered to better response to the evolving challenges of international agricultural research, taking into account any recommendations of the System Council.

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