Principles and Projects
The Global Leadership Foundation is a group of former leaders from around the world who work discreetly on governance and conflict issues in troubled countries.
Its core principles are Discretion, Trust, Integrity, Neutrality and Independence.
GLF Discretion: GLF does not publicize the countries in which it works unless a leader with whom it is working wishes to make GLF’s involvement public;
GLF Trust: GLF works closely with the UN and the World Bank/IMF and with other INGOs working in the field of conflict prevention and development;
GLF Integrity: Members are of the highest probity, have no further political ambition and are not seeking personal publicity or financial gain;
GLF Neutrality: GLF has no agenda of its own or of any government or organization. Any advice is confidential and impartial, given personally by individual GLF members, drawing on their own personal experience;
GLF Independence: GLF does not receive core funding money from government, or large donations from any single corporate donors.
GLF projects involve small teams of GLF Members meeting with a leader, in private, to offer confidential advice.
Every project is different. GLF can act on its own initiative, at the invitation of a client government needing advice, at the suggestion of another government, or in partnership with a UN body, international financial institution or like-minded non-governmental organisation.
GLF Members offer advice on aspects of:
• Efficient administration
• Strengthening democratic institutions
• Effective legislation
• Policy reform in specific sectors e.g. health, education
• Security sector reform
• Parliamentary practice
• Presidential office management
• Constitution making
• Political participation/ election management
• Domestic institutional difficulties
• Divided societies
• Relationships with the international community
• Mediation, domestic or international
• Attracting foreign investment
• Relationships with international organizations
• Regulation and deregulation of prime industries
• Budget process and coordination of economic policy
• Evaluation of proposals from third parties