The 2016-2020 phase of the UN-REDD Programme builds upon the practical experiences acquired by the Programme through its 2008-2015 phase. It takes stock of the lessons learned and recommendations emerging from internal reviews, as well as comprehensive external and independent audits and evaluations, including feedback collected from a wide range of stakeholders at the national and global level.
The UN-REDD Programme's 2016-2020 governance arrangements provide for more efficient decision-making, including contributions earmarked for specific countries or outcomes. The change in approach is guided by the principles of national ownership, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, participation and consensus. The Programme's governance arrangements allow for the full and effective participation of all key UN-REDD Programme stakeholders (e.g. partner countries, donors, indigenous peoples, civil society organizations, participating UN agencies) while ensuring streamlined decision-making processes and clear lines of accountability.
The governance arrangements are built on and informed by five principles: inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, consensus-based decisions and participation.
UN-REDD Programme 2016-2020 governance arrangements include:
The UN-REDD Programme Executive Board has general oversight for the Programme, taking decisions on the allocation of the UN-REDD Programme fund resources. It meets bi-annually, or more frequently as required to efficiently carry out its roles and responsibilities. Learn more.
The UN-REDD Programme Assembly is a broad multi-stakeholder forum with the role to foster consultation, dialogue and knowledge exchange among UN-REDD Programme stakeholders. Learn more.
National Steering Committees
In line with the Programme's principles of strong country ownership and shared/common decision-making, country programme oversight will be undertaken in each country by a National Steering Committee (NSC) established following approval of fund allocation. NSCs will apply the standards of the UN-REDD Programme and include representatives of civil society organizations and indigenous peoples, as decision-makers of these bodies. Each NSCs will serve as a platform for overseeing progress, addressing any delays, changes or reorientation of a country programme and ensuring alignment with and delivery of results as expected and approved by the Executive Board. These will apply to all levels of support to a country, regardless of the size of support provided. In effect, the NSC carries the responsibility for ensuring successful implementation at the country level. The UN-REDD Programme teams of participating agencies will provide quality assurance, oversight and take part in the NSC, ensuring that its decisions are consistent with the UN-REDD Programme approach in substance and process.
UN-REDD Programme Progress Reports