1. CGIAR Principles: The CGIAR Principles are overall principles guiding the Fund Council and the Consortium in the joint efforts to implement the Strategy and Results Framework.
2. Fund Governance Framework: The Governance Framework describes the governance of the CGIAR Fund and all related structural elements. It defines the relationships among the Fund Council, Fund Office, the Trustee and the Funders Forum.
3. Contribution Agreement or Arrangement: The Contribution Agreement or Arrangement is the individual agreement or arrangement through which each Fund Donor will make its contribution to the CGIAR Fund. Each Contribution Agreement or Contribution Arrangement contains a cover agreement or arrangement specifying donor contributions followed by common annexes with standardized terms for Trustee provisions (annex 2) and a form for Window 3 Transfer Agreement (annex 3). The Contribution Agreements and Arrangements will also incorporate the Governance Framework and CGIAR Principles by reference. The documents are found under "Resources - Basic Documents".
The WORD templates for these documents are available on another page entitled "Templates: Contribution Agreements and Contribution Arrangements"
4. Joint Agreement: Joint agreement between the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, (operating under the name of Bioversity International) on behalf of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers, and the Fund Council of the CGIAR Fund (TF 069018), represented by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
5. Common Operational Framework (COF):
This is the common framework agreed between the Fund Council and the Consortium on common processes, which may include reporting, CRP selection criteria, CRP proposal preparation guidelines, financial guidelines, monitoring, evaluation, conflict of interest, intellectual property, communications plan, resource mobilization plan, System Cost modalities and other operational aspects that apply to all funding and implementation aspects of the SRF (including CRPs), regardless of funding source or implementing entity.