CGIAR Advisory Services Shared Secretariat 

The CGIAR Advisory Services (CAS) comprise the Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC), the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) and an independent evaluation function implemented at the request of CGIAR System Council. Together CAS provides external, impartial, and expert advice related to strategy and positioning, program evaluation, and impact assessment. The CGIAR Advisory Services Shared Secretariat (CAS Secretariat) facilitates and supports these independent advisory services. The CAS Secretariat delivers operational support to ISDC and SPIA and executes the System's multi-year evaluation workplan.