ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 6 - March 2011

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 6: Forests Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance (Version of February 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 7 - February 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 7: Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 3.1 - September 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.1: "WHEAT - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource poor in the Developing World" (Revision of August 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 5 - October 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 5: Water, Land and Ecosystems.

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 7 - October 2010

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 7: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (Version of August 2010).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.4 - June 2011

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.4: Roots, Tubers and Bananas for Food Security and Income.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 3.4 - November 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.4: Roots, tubers and bananas for food security and income (Revision of September 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 3.5 - February 2012

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.5: Grain Legumes (Revision of February 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.5 - October 2011

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.5: Grain Legumes.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised proposal for CRP 3.5 - September 2012

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.5: Grain Legumes (revision of August 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 3.6 - February 2012

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP3.6: Dryland cereals (Revision of February 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.6 - October 2011

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.6: Dryland Cereals.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 3.6 - September 2012

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.6: Dryland cereals (Revision of August 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.7 - May 2011

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.7: More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor (version of March 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 4 - November 2011

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 4: Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health (Revision of October 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 4 - June 2011

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 4: Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health.

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 5 - May 2011

ISPC Commentary on proposal CRP 5: Water, Land and Ecosystems.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 1.1 - September 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP1.1 Dryland Systems: Integrated Agricultural Production Systems for the Poor and Vulnerable in Dry Areas.

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 1.1 - April 2011

ISPC Commentary on Proposal CRP 1.1: Integrated Agricultural Production Systems for the Poor and Vulnerable in Dry Areas (Version of 28 February 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 1.1 - February 2013

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal Integrated agricultural production systems for improved food security and livelihoods in dry areas (CRP1.1 Drylands Systems Program) (Version of 28 January 2013).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.2 - April 2011

ISPC Commentary on the CRP-3.2 Maize Proposal.

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.3 - July 2010

Initial comments from the interim Independent Science and Partnership Council on the proposal for CRP 3.3: GRiSP, Global Rice Science Partnership - the first fast tracked CGIAR Mega Program proposal.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 3.3 - September 2010

Interim Independent Science and Partnership Council Commentary on CRP 3.3: GRiSP, Global Rice Science Partnership (Revision of September 2010).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.1 - May 2011

ISPC commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.1: "WHEAT - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing World" (Proposal of March 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 2 - November 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 2: Policies, Institutions and Markets to strengthen Food Security and Incomes for the Rural Poor (Revision of October 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 2 - June 2011

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 2: Policies, Institutions and Markets to strengthen Food Security and Incomes for the Rural Poor (revision of May 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 2 - March 2011

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 2: Policies, Institutions and Markets to Strengthen Food Security and Incomes for the Rural Poor (Version of January 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 1.2 - September 2012

ISPC Commentary on CRP 1.2 "Humidtropics: Integrated systems for the humid tropics" (Version of 15 August 2012)

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 1.3 - April 2011

ISPC commentary on the proposal CRP 1.3: "Harnessing the development potential of aquatic agricultural systems for the poor and vulnerable" (Proposal of March 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 1.2 - October 2011

ISPC commentary on the Proposal for CRP 1.2: Humid tropics.

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 1.2 - February 2012

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 1.2 "Humidtropics: Integrated systems for the humid tropics" (Version of 24 January 2012).

Strategic Review of Livestock in the CGIAR

This strategic think piece was commissioned by the ISPC in mid-2013. The aim was to provide an analysis of livestock-related research across the CRPs as a basis for providing advice to the Consortium and Fund Council on how best to enhance the CRP inter-linkages and coherence of the System’s agenda on livestock-related research issues.

Cross-CRP synthesis - CRP Management and Governance Arrangements

This meta-level synthesis highlights common features, shortcomings and potential risk areas perceived in the governance and management arrangements described in the proposed CRPs with regard to the CRPs' quality of science, role and strategic engagement of partners and, in general, ability to deliver on CRP objectives.

CGIAR System-Level Outcomes, their Impact Pathways and Inter-Linkages

This paper responds to a request to the ISPC from the CGIAR Fund Council and Consortium to identify the major routes through which agricultural research can address the four high-level goals, called System-Level Outcomes (SLOs), of the CGIAR and the potential linkages between research and impact pathways.

Strengthening Strategy and Results Framework through Prioritization

This report examines processes and methods for priority setting to underpin a future revision of the SRF by the Consortium. This paper examines priority setting at both the strategic System level (SRF/SLOs) and at the operational level of CGIAR research programs.

ISPC Comments on the CGIAR Open Access Policy (June 2013 Draft)

The document provides the ISPC's comments and feedback on the June 2013 draft CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy.

Partnership Survey on CGIAR’s Global Multi-partner Programs Preceding CRPs

In 2010, a survey was conducted among the Challenge Programs partners and stakeholders. The objective was to learn from the experiences of the ongoing multi-partner programs, particularly regarding factors that are essential for making complex partnerships work optimally for the benefit of the development objectives.

ISPC Note on the Proposal for Financial Support to the CGIAR Centre Genebanks

This note responds to two independently produced but related documents: (1) “The Cost of the CGIAR Centres of Maintaining and Distributing Germplasm”, jointly commissioned by the CGIAR Consortium and the Conservation Trust, and (2) “CGIAR Consortium Board-Commissioned Genetic Resources Scoping Study”.

ISPC Commentary on CGIAR Portfolio – CRP-II

The ISPC reviewed 13 CRP pre-proposals and nine EoIs for four Cross-Cutting Platforms between 17 August and 28 September, (also drawing on reviews by external experts and referring to reviews of Phase 1 and Extension proposals). This document provides the ISPC assessment at the portfolio level.

ISPC Qualitative Prioritization Exercise

This brief note describes the initial steps taken by the ISPC between June and September 2015 towards developing a framework for qualitatively assessing relative priorities across the 45 unique sub-IDOs. It describes the results of two parallel efforts undertaken aimed at eliciting priorities from two distinct groups of CGIAR stakeholders.

ISPC Commentary on the RAFS Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Rice Agri-Food System (RAFS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the MAIZE Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the MAIZE Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the WHEAT Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the WHEAT Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Fish Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Fish Agri-food systems Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC commentary on the RTB Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC commentary on the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the DCLAS Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Dryland Cereals and Legumes Agri-food Systems (DCLAS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Livestock Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Livestock Agri-food systems Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the PIM Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the A4NH Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Agriculture for Nutrition & Health (A4NH) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the CCAFS Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC commentary on the WLE Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC commentary on the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the FTA Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Preproposal for the Genebank programme

ISPC Commentary on the Preproposal for the Genebank programme

ISPC Commentary on the EOIs - Big Data and ICT

ISPC Commentary on the Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on Big Data and ICT

ISPC Commentary on the EOIs - Capacity Development

ISPC Commentary on the Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on Capacity Development

ISPC Commentary on the EOI - SGRP

ISPC Commentary on the Expression of Interest for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on System-wide Genetic Resources Policy (SGRP)

ISPC Commentary on the EOI - Gender

ISPC commentary on the Expression of Interest for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on Gender

ISPC Conflict of Interest Policy

The aim of this policy is to ensure that any potential Conflicts of Interest are made open and transparent, and that processes are managed to take declared interests into account. No policy can account for every eventuality; it is the responsibility of all individuals working with the ISPC to declare any unforeseen associations which could be perceived as a conflict.

ISPC Assessment: Genebanks Platform

ISPC Assessment of the revised proposal for the Genebank Platform phase 2 (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Excellence in Breeding Platform

ISPC Assessment of the Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Big Data Coordination Platform

ISPC Assessment of the Platform on Big Data revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Fish Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Fish Agri-Food System (FISH) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary: Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Commentary on the Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022) submitted 31 July 2016

ISPC Assessment: Livestock Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Livestock Agri-Food System (LIVESTOCK) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Maize Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Maize Agri-Food System (MAIZE) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Rice Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Rice Agri-Food System (RICE) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Roots, Tubers and Bananas Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Wheat Agri-Food Systems

ISPC Assessment of the Wheat Agri-Food System (WHEAT) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

ISPC Assessment of the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

ISPC Assessment of the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Policies, Institutions and Markets

ISPC Assessment of the Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment: Water, Land and Ecosystems

ISPC Assessment of the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) CRP II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Summary Table for CRPs-September 2016

ISPC Assessment of Revised CRP-II Full proposals, 14 September 2016

ISPC Cover Letter – 14 September 2016

Covering memo from the ISPC Chair - ISPC review of revised CRP proposals, September 2016

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.