Who is a Fund Donor?
Any country or organization (including foundations, multinational agencies and non-governmental organizations) that provides funding to support CGIAR programs and activities and the functioning of CGIAR bodies and research institutions through the CGIAR Fund is a Fund donor. Fund donors adhere to the principles set out in the CGIAR Joint Declaration as adopted at the 2009 Business Meeting. While there is no minimum for contributions to the Fund, the minimum contribution required to be eligible for representation in the Fund Council, the decision-making body of the CGIAR Fund, is US$500,000.
The World Bank serves as Trustee for the Fund. The World Bank Board of Directors approved the establishment of the Fund in January 2010. Fund Donors, as of May 2012, were as follows:
|Australia||Bangladesh||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
The countries, international organizations and foundations listed below were Members of the CGIAR until December 2009, when the transition to our new governance structure began:
|African Development Bank||Indonesia||Pakistan|
|Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development||Inter-American Development Bank||Peru|
|Australia||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||Philippines|
|Bangladesh||Islamic Republic of Iran||Rockefeller Foundation|
|Cote d’Ivoire||Republic of Korea||Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture|
|Arab Republic of Egypt||Malaysia||Turkey|
|Germany||Nigeria||United States of America|
|Gulf Cooperation Council||Norway||World Bank|
|India||OPEC Fund for International Development|