ISPC Commentary on the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)
The ISPC contributes its independent feedback to the CGIAR System Council on the strategic relevance, rigor, and credibility of proposed Research Programs, capturing synergies across CGIAR research and providing coherence to the Strategic Results Framework. It also provides the System Council with recommendations concerning research quality in the CGIAR System, including periodic analysis of the System portfolio with respect to duplication, omission, and areas of comparative advantage.
CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs)
ISPC commentary on the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)
ISPC Commentary on the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)
ISPC Commentary on the Agriculture for Nutrition & Health (A4NH) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)
CROSS CRP ANALYSIS
The 15 CRP proposals were submitted for ex ante peer review in a sequential manner over a period of over two years (2010-2012). In the ISPC’s appraisal of the CRP proposals it became apparent that the research outlined initially included a considerable proportion of ongoing research brought together under the CRP umbrella. Furthermore, due to the sequential development of the CRPs, the proponents had not been able to consult with each other to shape an overall cohesive research agenda. The ISPC therefore undertook a series of strategic oversight analyses once the complete portfolio of the CRPs was available. Themes for these analyses were chosen on the basis of the cross-cutting nature of the topic.