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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH1 IIED, JULY 2001
Document begins: CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH1 IIED, JULY 2001. Introduction This Code of Conduct outlines for IIED staff, partners and donors the values we hope to uphold in the conduct of our work, and the procedures we will follow in our collaborative relations with others. We see strong advantages in specifying these values and procedures clearly, to ensure greater accountability and understanding amongst all parties. IIED works with a wide range of organisations, in many parts of the world, and on many different issues. These include: Short-term consultancy contracts comprising time-bound, output-driven activities (including cases where IIED is the supplier and others where we are the purchaser); Open-ended advisory services to governments, corporations and NGOs; and Long-term collaborative partnerships involving research, mutual capacity strengthening, and joint advocacy/information activities. Every relationship generates useful outcomes. We do not assume that short-term cooperation will or necessarily should lead to long-term partnership. At the same time, we recognise a need to strengthen our performance in the third category of collaborative research. Lacking core resources of our own, IIED must rely on funds raised from various sources of funding, a dependence that imposes particular constraints. Nevertheless, we aim to uphold similar principles in ...