CGIAR / ILRI / Kenya / Research

International centers and donors warily eye sweeping changes

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is facing what could be the biggest shakeup in its 38-year history as members meeting in Washington, D.C., on 7 and 8 December vote on far-reaching reforms. The delegates—representing donors, countries, international foundations, and development organizations—will likely vote to convert CGIAR from a voluntary association into a legal entity with power over a trust fund so it can enforce systemwide priorities. But the success of the venture hinges on deciding how to set and evaluate the research agenda without simply adding a layer of bureaucracy to the system.

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