This document sets out the governance plans for the REDAA programme.
The REDAA programme will adopt a ‘distributed’ management and governance structure, which will see the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Government as the main financial contributor for the programme. Other funders may join the programme.
The International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) was selected to fulfil the dual roles of scientific coordination and management of the programme, including quality assurance and coherence of results and outputs, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), research synthesis, dissemination of results and evidence, public outreach and evidence uptake; as well as the day-to-day management and administration of the programme, including financial monitoring and compliance, grants management and administration, commercial procurement, risk management, due diligence and safeguarding. IIED will therefore fulfil the role of “Scientific & Management Unit” (SMU).
The governance structure of the programme will consist of three main elements:
• the Steering Committee;
• the Independent Technical Advisory Panel (ITAP); and
• the Scientific & Management Unit (SMU).
The REDAA research-to-action activities will be delivered by grantees and their downstream
partners (sub-grantees) — that is, recipients of REDAA grant funding.