CGD Organizational Policies and Terms

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Organizational Policies and Terms

CGD is an independent and nonpartisan research institution. As such, and as in the case of all donations to CGD, CGD retains total discretion regarding the use of funds. There can be no conditions or limitations on CGD’s independence in research, findings, conclusions, or resulting publications. Where appropriate, CGD may welcome and consider comments or views from donors, but CGD will retain total discretion and final decision-making authority regarding program and project research topics, speakers, and participants in activities, and on the contents of reports. CGD shall be the sole and exclusive owner of any and all products, services, processes, technologies, materials, software, data, files, lists, documents, computer records, research, compositions, works of authorship, computer programs, work product, know-how, algorithm, method, process, procedure, improvement, discovery, invention, other innovations, and intellectual property (“Work Product”) made, conceived, reduced to practice, or learned, either by CGD alone or jointly with other collaborators, as developed or acquired with donor support. Work Product shall immediately become and remain the exclusive property of CGD, regardless of whether such Work Product is patentable or copyrightable.

CGD will continue to ensure that its organizational culture, human resources policies and practices, and approach to research and partnerships adhere to its stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We will work to (1) increase the diversity of our staff; and (2) promote a culture that emphasizes the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. CGD has adopted employment policies in furtherance of these values and in compliance with all applicable laws, including but not limited to an equal employment opportunity and harassment policy, and expects its partners to do the same.

CGD’s employees and agents shall not engage in federal lobbying contacts or federal lobbying activity, as such terms are defined in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. § 1601, et. seq., as amended, on behalf of any donor, including making any oral or written communication, including electronic communication, to a covered federal executive or legislative branch official on behalf of any donor regarding: the formulation, modification, or adoption of federal legislation, rules, regulations, Executive orders, or other governmental programs, policies, or positions; the administration or execution of federal programs or policies, including the negotiation, administration, or award of contracts, loans, grants, permits or licenses; or the nomination or confirmation of a person subject to confirmation by the Senate. CGD shall not function directly or indirectly as a donor's representative or agent to the public at large. In carrying out the activities described in this proposal, CGD and its employees and agents shall not act as agents of any foreign principal as such terms are defined in the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. § 601 et. seq., as amended. Further, CGD shall not undertake activities on behalf of the donor that constitute “political activities” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, including activities that are intended to in any way influence any agency or official of the Government of the United States or any section of the public within the United States with reference to formulating, adopting, or changing the domestic or foreign policies of the United States or with reference to the political or public interests, policies, or relations of a foreign government or foreign political party. For the avoidance of doubt, CGD’s work shall not be directed by a foreign government or foreign political party and shall not directly promote the public or political interests of a foreign government or foreign political party.

CGD's tax identification number is 52-2351337. CGD Europe is a company limited by guarantee in the UK and an England and Wales registered charity (1157318).