1983 CGIAR Integrative Report
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1983 Integrative Report by the CGIAR Secretariat presented at International Centers Week, October-November 1983. Part I was an essay on networking in the CGIAR. The multifaceted involvements of the centers were described against the background of the historical role of networks in the conduct of agricultural research. The report predicted that networks would become even more important in the future work of the centers, and suggested roles the centers might play to make networks more useful.Part II dealt with the financial environment. Actual contributions were falling below planning figures established by the Group and below estimates made just before the start of the budget year. Variation between the Secretariat's estimate made in November 1981 and actual 1982 funding reflected exchange losses, a net loss from differences between estimates and levels actually contributed by donors, net shift between core and special projects, and delays in expenditures of restricted core occurring in the current year. The report discussed the impact of uncertainty funds. Similar changes were on the centers, and problems arising from late commitments and late disbursements by donors. It analyzed the tendency for core contributions to be increasingly restricted, and the growth of special projects, as well as the impact of the transfer of a number of special project to core from 1983 onwards.In Part III, proposed 1984 funding was presented in the form of a bracket. Detailed comments by center were in other documents. The report referred to the stabilization mechanism, and to plans for a budget and accounting study. Under long term planning, in Part IV, the Secretariat recommended a three year projection of likely contributions, rather than a five year projection based on research requirements as in the past.Annexes: list of center and members of the CGIAR, table of donor contributions 1972-1983, and a bibliography.