GRAG makes use of the following core values to achieve its mission:

Intellectual independence;
Commitment to positive social change;
Strict ethical conduct and accountability;
Development, refinement, and implementation of research methods, advocacy initiatives and knowledge;
Methodological rigor and accuracy;
Commitment to documentation, publication and dissemination of GRAG research results, regardless of the political or programmatic ramifications;
Development of partnerships to expand the reach and sustainability of GRAG efforts;
Openness to using outside resources and perspectives to enrich GRAG programs.