The CGIAR System Management Office, hosted in Montpellier, France, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CGIAR System Organization, an international organization governed by the Charter of the CGIAR System Organization.

In addition to supporting the System Management Board and the System Council, the Office’s responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the development of the CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework.
  • Developing, in consultation with the CGIAR Research Centers, guidelines and research standards for the CGIAR Portfolio
  • Strategically promoting the mission, reputation and activities of the CGIAR System
  • Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of a CGIAR System-wide risk management framework
  • Preparing annual analyses of the CGIAR Portfolio in consultation with the Centers
  • Monitoring implementation of decisions arising from evaluations of CGIAR Research

The System Management Office is organized into a number of different teams.