Main legal documents of CGIAR

CGIAR Contractual Framework

 

Overarching documents

CGIAR Principles

  • Adopted by the Fund Council (Nov. 2, 2010) and the Consortium (Dec. 16, 2010)
  • Guides the FC and the Consortium in their joint efforts to implement the SRF in an efficient and effective manner

Strategy and Results Framework (SRF)

  • Adopted by the Consortium (February 15, 2011) and the adhoc Funders Forum (April 7, 2011)
  • Sets common goals, strategic objectives and results to be jointly achieved by the CGIAR Participants
  • SRF Action Plan to be submitted and discussed at next GCARD (Oct. 2012)

Common Operational Framework (COF)

CGIAR Consortium policies and guidelines (not part of COF)

Legal status of the CGIAR Consortium

Agreement establishing the CGIAR Consortium as an International organization

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  • This Agreement establishes the CGIAR Consortium as an International Organization, and determines the rights and obligations of signatory States. It includes the CGIAR Consortium Constitution as an annex.
  • It was first signed on 13 September 2011 by France and Hungary and has to date been signed by eight countries (including Denmark on 2 March 2012, Benin on 5 April 2012, Uruguay on 28 October 2012, Morocco on 24 April 2014, Senegal and Colombia on 2 June 2014).
  • It became effective when Hungary and Denmark became parties to it.
  • France is also a party to the Establishment Agreement (as of 24 June 2014). Indeed, French Parliament passed a law (Law n° 2014-547) on 28 May 2014, published in the French Official Journal on 29 May 2014, authorizing the approval of the Establishment Agreement by the French Government (available here). The Establishment Agreement was subsequently approved by the French Government on 18 June 2014 (available here), and the instrument of approval was deposited on 24 June 2014.

CGIAR Consortium Constitution

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  • Annexed to the Agreement establishing the CGIAR Consortium as an International Organization
  • Sets forth the relationship between the CGIAR Consortium and its members

Headquarters agreement between the CGIAR Consortium and France

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  • The agreement between the CGIAR Consortium and the Government of France regarding the headquarters of the CGIAR Consortium and its privileges and immunities on French territory was signed on 4 March 2013 and became effective on 31 July 2014. Indeed, French Parliament passed a law (Law n°2014-546) on 28 May 2014, published in the French Official Journal on 29 May 2014, authorizing the approval by the French Government of the HQ Agreement (available here).
  • The HQ Agreement was subsequently approved by the French Government on 18 June 2014 (available here) and by the CGIAR Consortium on 25 June 2014 (available here). In accordance with these approvals, the French government notified the CGIAR Consortium that the effective date of the HQ Agreement is 31 July 2014 (available here).

Rules of Fund, trustee and agreements governing relations with donors

Contribution Agreement (CA)

  • Form of which was adopted by the Fund Council (April 5, 2011)
  • Agreement signed by Trustee and each Fund donor with regard to contributions to the CGIAR Fund

Fund Governance Framework

  • Adopted by the Fund Council (Nov. 8, 2010) and amended on April 5, 2011
  • Annex to Contribution Agreement signed by Trustee and each Fund donor
  • Sets governance terms for the CGIAR Fund

Trustee provisions

  • Adopted by the Fund Council as an annex to Contribution Agreement (April 5, 2011)
  • Annex to Contribution Agreement signed by Trustee and each Fund donor
  • Sets terms applicable to the Trustee

Performance and funding agreements

Joint Agreement (JA)

  • Adopted by the Fund Council (April 5, 2011) and the Consortium (May 5, 2011)
  • Agreement signed by the Fund Council and the Consortium
  • Sets out the umbrella terms that govern the submission and approval of CRP proposals and the transfer and use of funds from the CGIAR Fund for implementation of CRPs

Consortium Performance Agreement (CPA)

  • Form adopted by the Fund Council (April 5, 2011) and the Consortium (May 5, 2011)
  • Agreement signed by the Fund Council and the Consortium for each approved CRP
  • Sets specific results-based terms applicable to the CRP; incorporates terms of CRP proposal (attached to CPA) and terms of Joint Agreement

Program Implementation Agreement (PIA) – downstream agreement

  • Form adopted by Consortium (May 5, 2011) and approved by each Lead Center (May 5, 2011)
  • Agreement signed by the Consortium and each Lead Center for each approved CRP for the use of funds from the CGIAR Fund to implement the CRP
  • Includes flow-down requirements from JA and CPA

Program Participant Agreement (PPA) – downstream agreement

  • 2 templates proposed by the Consortium (need to be adapted to each CRP)
  • Subcontract between a Lead Center and another Center or other CGIAR Participant for the implementation of a specific CRP
  • Includes flow-down requirements from JA, CPA and PIA

Window 3 Transfer Agreement

  • Form adopted by the Fund Council as annex to Contribution Agmt (April 5, 2011)
  • Agreement signed by World Bank (Trustee) on behalf of Fund Donor and each Center receiving Window 3 funds
  • Sets terms regarding the transfer of Window 3 funds to a Center