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SCAR EXCOM 2013 WP31: Finance Strategy Update
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
22-23 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain

SCAR EXCOM 2013 WP31: Finance Strategy Update

Working Paper 31
Agenda Item: 10.5
Deadline: 1 Jun 2013
Person Responsible: Mike S, Bryan S, Renuka B, Jeronimo L

Executive Summary

Title: Finance Strategy - Update

Authors: M Sparrow, R Badhe, B Storey, J Lopez-Martinez 

Introduction/ Background:  This paper briefly summarises progress with aspects of the SCAR finances of most concern to SCAR Delegates.

Important Issues or Factors: The percentage of funds spent on Science has increased since 2010, Science Advice has remained level and Capacity Building has increased. Salaries and associated costs have come down. External fund raising is continuing to be successful and a Development Council has been formed. The Secretariat continue to explore ways in which to reduce costs.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:  EXCOM to note progress, make suggestions and approve a procedure to redistribute Contingency Funds.