Stripe Review of Social Sciences in the CGIAR

The impetus for the Stripe Review on Social Sciences in the CGIAR arose from repeated concerns expressed in many EPMRs that social science capacity in Centers was deteriorating. Accordingly, the SC commissioned an initial scoping paper in 2008 that presented the justification for conducting an in‐depth review. This document contains the SC commentary in addition to the final report.

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.