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Reviews and evaluations


Through the years, GCP has undergone several externally and internally commissioned reviews on various aspects.

Click on the year tabs below to see the reviews undertaken.



  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007

An internally commissioned external review was undertaken in the last quarter of 2013 by the CGIAR Independent Evaluation Arrangement – IEA (see terms of reference on the IEA website).

This review was at the request of GCP management and Executive Board, with the consent of the GCP Consortium Committee. The summative review was deemed necessary as GCP's sunset in December 2014 approaches.

icon The CGIAR Challenge Programme experience: A critical analysis – February 2009

A contribution to  the CGIAR reform and programme design by four Challenge Programmes established by the CGIAR in 2002–2004 (Challenge Program on Water and Food, GCP, HarvestPlus and the Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Programme).

This white papter was prepared for the first meeting of the CGIAR Consortium Planning Team (CPT) with the Alliance Executives and Deputy Executives (17–20 February 2009).

Summary of results and actions: In a marked difference to the 2007 ARM survey, the 2008 version focused entirely on the ARM, with the exception of one open, non-ARM-related question, which addressed the crucial question of future investments, as follows:

One of the purposes of the ARM is to map and/or validate future directions in terms of GCP’s investments in research. From what you gathered at the ARM, please state one clear area that you consider GCP should invest in as a top priority.

Clustering the open-ended responses, we can report that nearly half of the respondents (44%) indicated breeding tools as the top priority for future investments. icon View full survey results