This report was a follow-up to 172 EX/Decision 12. It presents an assessment of the first phase of the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP), based on consideration of the take-off of the IBSP, initial returns of the projects launched in 2005, the development of partnerships, and lessons learnt thus far.
The first phase of the IBSP was terminated in 2007 and its strategy fulfilled. The report introduces principal elements of a new strategy proposed for the forthcoming phase of the programme falling within the Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 and the Programme and Budget for 2008-2009. The major elements of the new strategy highlight the promotion of regional and international cooperation in capacity-building in the basic sciences and science education, and seek considerable reinforcement of the concentration of the IBSP by focusing IBSP activities on a limited number of major priority actions (MPAs) and the development of a continuous interface with Member States.
The full report is available: Report by the Director-General on the evaluation of the first phase of the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP), and proposals regarding draft document 34 C/4 and draft document 34 C/5