Report of the External Review of the Systemwide Program on ASB

This document contains the Report of the First External Review of the Systemwide Program on Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) together with the SC commentary. As requested in the Terms of Reference for the Review, the Panel combined an assessment of the impacts of ASB, and an evaluation of how the internal operations, management and governance of ASB contributed to those impacts.

NEWS

ISPC MEETINGS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The ISPC is facilitating System-wide agreement on the nature and assessment of Quality of Research for Development (QoR4D). A small working group (WG) on QoR4D with representation from Centers, CRPs and the IEA was established late last year. This WG organized a workshop at FAO on 06-07 February 2017 with representation from across CGIAR System constituencies - key findings from those discussions are elaborated in this brief.

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.