CEO of the CGIAR Consortium Gives Seminar at World Bank
Fund Office hosts presentation by Frank Rijsberman
July 25, 2012—“CGIAR reform is already a major institutional achievement,” said Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the Consortium, speaking today as part of the CGIAR Fund Office Seminar Series. “Although major challenges remain, the tools are available to finish the job,” he added during his presentation, An Update on CGIAR Reform: Reinvigorating Global Research on Agriculture.
According to Rijsberman, remaining reform priorities include making the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) a focused set of initiatives that are an attractive investment portfolio with clear outcomes, demonstrated value for money, and effective and efficient monitoring and impact assessment. Fulfilling the partnership promise by meeting the expectations of CGIAR’s many valued partners is also a top priority.
To achieve these goals, it will be important to design a Performance Management System as part of the Strategy and Results Framework Action Plan, which is currently under development, and setting priorities at both the CRP and system level, including impact targets, said Rijsberman. Reducing transaction costs and ensuring efficient CGIAR Consortium operations will also be essential.
We know that the “last mile” of reform that needs to be done is quite “critical and urgent” for ensuring that CGIAR reform truly delivers on its promise and leads to real impact in people’s lives, Rijsberman concluded.
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