CGIAR has a deep commitment to partnership, transparency and accountability. This is reflected in the CGIAR governance structure which focuses on enabling CGIAR’s Research Centers and Partners to conduct high-quality research for development based on a solid foundation of clearly defined roles, responsibilities and accountabilities.
Partnership, transparency and accountability is a priority across all CGIAR activities. For example:
- CGIAR is committed to Open Access and Open Data, with all 15 Research Centers signing on to the Open Access and Data Management Policy in 2013
- CGIAR works in accordance with a range of policy and guidance documents that set the overall environment for the system and how it operates
- CGIAR receives advise from a range of advisory bodies which help to provide accountability, contribute to system-wide learning and support decision making
- CGIAR management of intellectual assets works towards maximizing global accessibility and impact of CGIAR research.