To develop and implement its activities the UN-REDD Programme enrolls the expertise of UNDP's Democratic Governance Group, including the Oslo Governance Centre and the Anti - Corruption service area, as well as FAO's MRV, forest and land tenure experts.

At the institutional level, the UN-REDD programme draws on the expertise and engages and collaborates with organizations such as CIFOR; the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility; Chatham House; Global WitnessIDESAM ; Rights and Resources Initiative; Transparency International; the World Resources Institute; and many others.