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The Steering Committee

The main role of the Steering Committee is to prepare and implement decisions taken by the General Assembly.

The Steering Committee is composed of six Members: the Troika; and three other volunteer Members appointed by and at the General Assembly for a renewable one-year term. The following Members currently seat on the Steering Committee: BC, BTC, AFD, EF, GIZ, AECID. If there are insufficient candidates to renew the Steering Committee, the outgoing Members will voluntarily extend their term for another year.

Observers can be invited by the Steering Committee to attend its meetings.

The President chairs the Steering Committee. The Presidency is currently ensured by GIZ until May 2018.

The Steering Committee is in charge of: 

  • ensuring that the Practitioners’ Network's strategic objectives, as defined by the General Assembly, are implemented;
  • preparing meetings of the General Assembly;
  • approving requests by Members for extraordinary General Assembly meetings;
  • verifying the eligibility of potential Members and Observers and proposing to the General Assembly their admission;
  • supervising the management of the Practitioners’ Network’s budget and accounts, including by making a proposal to the General Assembly to discharge the Coordinator and the President;
  • approving contracts to be signed by the President or an authorized agent in the name and on behalf of the Practitioners' Network and the procurement procedure applicable to each contract;
  • validating the work programs of the Thematic Working Groups and possible additional budget needs;
  • deciding to open, reorient or even dismantle a Thematic Working Group, in line with the strategic priorities identified by the General Assembly;
  • proposing membership fee levels;
  • ensuring strategic links with and providing an overview of the Thematic Working Groups;
  • approving proposals by Thematic Working Group leaders to launch studies on behalf of the Practitioners’ Network,
  • approving proposals by Members or Observers to launch studies on behalf of the Practitioners’ Network;
  • organising high-level meetings and other events;
  • organising the recruitment of a Coordinator and validating a shortlist for the Troika;
  • approving any change to the address of the Coordination Office in Brussels;
  • agreeing on any change in the Coordinator’s working conditions, fees, travel expenses, administrative expenses, remuneration, etc.;
  • approving for publication any paper produced by or on behalf of the Practitioners’ Network (e.g. as part of its "working paper series"). 

Latest Steering Committee

Steering Committee, 9 March 2017


For earlier Steering Committee Meetings, please refer to the Archive section if you are a Member, or contact the Coordinator