News from “Policies, Institutions and Markets”

The Program Management Committee and Focal Points met for the first time in Washington DC on April 17-18-19 to set up the program governance processes, discuss the research priorities for 2012, and initiate work plans for the program strategies on gender, data management, partnerships/capacity strengthening and communication.

The Management Committee reviewed the research proposals submitted by the Centers for 2012. The final decisions on all proposals are expected soon. The Program Participant Agreements will then be signed with each participating Center.

The program Science and Policy Advisory Panel has been formed, and will meet for the first time in October or November 2012.