ISGlobal | Barcelona Institute for GlobalHealth

Transparency

Operation and Structural Organisation

ISGlobal is a non-profit organisation. Our objective is to improve global health and promote health equity through excellence in research and the translation and application of knowledge. We believe that internal and external transparency must be guiding principles in our work. Our activity is regulated by the institute’s bylaws and is carried out in accordance with the following legislation, which together define the basic framework within which we operate:

  • Act 4/2008, dated 25 April, of the Third Book of the Civil Code of Catalonia governing legal entities
  • Act 21/2014, dated 29 December, on the protectorate of foundations
  • Act 50/2002, dated 26 December, on the protectorate of foundations
  • Act 49/2002, dated 23 December, on the tax framework for non-profit organisations

ISGlobal is represented and managed by its Board of Trustees, a body currently made up of 15 members. The Board of Trustees appoints the Director of ISGlobal and is responsible for ensuring that the institute carries out its mission. In its work and in the pursuit of its objectives, the Board of Trustees is supported and advised by the International Global Health Partnership Board, a body made up of 12 individuals and institutions involved in the promotion of global health. The Board also appoints an Executive Committee, which can act on behalf of the Board of Trustees when so instructed and empowered.

You can find more information about the organisational structure of ISGlobal on our governance page and in our annual report  and action plan.

Strategy and Action Plan

The organisation’s strategy is defined by a multi-year strategic framework and annual action plans. ISGlobal’s work is carried out by three departments: Research, Training, and Policy and Global Development. The main lines of strategy are defined by the five initiatives that structure most of our activity:

 

Publication of Accounts and Financial Information

ISGlobal’s annual report provides a summary of the work done during the preceding year and details of the annual budget. In accordance with the values that guide our activity, which include impartiality, responsibility and transparency, ISGlobal places information relating to its accounts at the disposition of the public through the Protectorate of Foundations. The institute’s annual accounts are audited by Faura Casas, a specialist firm registered with the Spanish Official Register of Account Auditors. The funds that make ISGlobal’s work possible come from private and public sources and the details of these sources can be found in our annual report. In the course of its activities, ISGlobal signs cooperation agreements with national and international public and private entities.

Anti-Corruption Policy

ISGlobal has an Anti-Corruption Policy whose purpose is to prevent both the entity and its employees and other obligated subjects from engaging in conducts that may be contrary to the Law and/or basic principles of action, such as: respect, integrity, transparency, excellence, professionalism, confidentiality and social responsibility.