Fund Allocation Principles and Process
The following is basic information regarding how fund allocation decisions are made. See How the Fund Works for a description of the Fund windows.
Fund Council Allocation
The Fund Council, the decision-making body of the Fund, takes decisions on resource allocation on behalf of all Fund Donors for Window 1 of the CGIAR Fund (unrestricted funding). For Window 2 (individual CGIAR Research Programs or CRPs), the Fund Council plays an equalizing role, advising donors to channel part of their resources to underfunded programs in the event that one or more program is overfunded. The Fund Council approves individual Mega Program proposals on the basis of program criteria it sets in consultation with the Consortium.
CRPs that meet the content criteria and that have financing plans in keeping with resources available are approved by the Fund Council and a performance agreement is put in place. The World Bank, as Trustee, serves as the agent of the Fund Council in effectuating program performance agreements between the Fund and the Consortium.
Full Cost Recovery
The Fund and any other financing to the CGIAR Centers in support of the Strategy and Results Framework (bilateral funding) will cover costs associated with system-wide functions (including the Consortium budget, shared Consortium services, the Independent and Science Partnership Council and evaluations). The Fund covers costs associated with Trustee, Fund Council and Fund Office operations.
Fund donors adhere to core principles - harmonization, managing for results, effective governance and efficient operations and collaboration and partnership – as set out in the CGIAR Joint Declaration as adopted at the 2009 Business Meeting.