The Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) is a part of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to achieving a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.

The ISPC provides independent advice to the CGIAR System Council which is comprised of funders and representatives of developing countries, and which is tasked with reviewing the strategy, mission, impact and continued relevancy of the CGIAR System in the rapidly changing landscape of agricultural research for development.

The mission of the ISPC is to help strengthen the quality, relevance, and impact of CGIAR research by enhancing the System Council’s capacity to make evidence-based decisions in support of effective agricultural research programs for sustainable development.

Our work streams

Evaluation of the ISPC

The CGIAR Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA) completed an evaluation of the ISPC in October 2017. The Evaluation assessed the relevance and scope of the leadership and advisory functions, as well as the work of the ISPC.

For more information including the Evaluation Report and Management Response click here.