Letter from CGIAR Chairman Ismail Serageldin to CGIAR Members
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Letter dated September 11, 1998 from CGIAR Chairman Ismail Serageldin addressing the concerns of CGIAR Members' about the future of World Bank funding of the CGIAR. The World Bank Board had postponed to October 20 its decision on Fiscal Year 1999 funding of the Development Grant Facility which includes Bank support to the CGIAR and a number of other grant programs. The Chairman said this would be a difficult decision. Although cuts were possible, he foresaw continued Bank support for the CGIAR.