Board

GF/B42/DP06

Approved by the Board on: 14 November 2019


Revisions to the selection process of the members of the Board Standing Committees and to the Charters of the Board Standing Committees

The Board, cognizant of the overarching desire of fostering the further participation of constituencies across the Board Standing Committees, and mindful that the composition of the Board Standing Committees should reflect the broad partnership that brings together representatives from donor and implementer governments, communities, civil society, the private sector, the private foundations and the technical partners:

  1. Expresses its sincere appreciation for the comprehensive work done by the Ethics and Governance Committee (“EGC”) over the course of the last year in relation to the strengthening the process for the selection of committee members.
  2. Decides that the Board Leadership shall consider the principles set out below when submitting the list of proposed members for committee membership pursuant to article 43.3 of the Board and Committees Operating Procedures as of the next selection process of the members of the Board Standing Committees:

    1. Each voting constituency should be represented in the Strategy Committee (“SC”) and the Audit and Finance Committee (“AFC”) for at least one term within a three two-year terms cycle;
    2. Each voting constituency should be represented, in any given term, in at least, the SC or the AFC;
    3. For the above committees, the implementer group representation should include government and civil society/communities;
    4. Each voting constituency should have the opportunity to have an individual nominated by it serving in their personal capacity in the EGC within a three two-year terms cycle;
    5. In setting out the list of proposed members, the Board Leadership shall consider experience, competency, continuity and gender balance.

  3. Decides to amend article 4 of the Charter of the EGC by deleting the words “according to a pre-established rotation of membership of constituencies”; the revised article 4 of the EGC Charter, as amended, shall therefore read as follows: “Nomination and appointment of Committee Members shall be according to the Operating Procedures of the Board and Committees”.
  4. Decides to amend article 3.a. the Charter of the SC and article 3.a. of the Charter of the AFC by, in each case, increasing the number of voting representatives of constituencies from the implementer group by one; the revised article 3.a. of the Charter of the SC and article 3.a. of the Charter of the AFC, as amended, shall therefore read as follows: “Six voting representatives of constituencies from the implementer group”.
  5. Decides to amend article 3.b. of the Charter of the SC and article 3.b. of the Charter of the AFC by increasing the number of voting representatives of constituencies from the donor group by one in each case; the revised article 3.b. of the Charter of the SC and article 3.b. of the Charter of the AFC, as amended, shall therefore read as follows: “Six voting representatives of constituencies from the donor group”.
  6. The amendments to the EGC Charter, the AFC Charter and the SC Charter set out in paragraphs 3 to 5 of this decision point shall enter into force upon the expiry of the term of the current EGC, the AFC and SC in May 2020.