AGORA’s management structure consists of two main organs: the Implementing Board and the Partners’ Group.
The Implementing Board
The implementing Board carries out the decisions adopted by the Partners’ Group. It consists of representatives of the partner organisations that jointly lead and actively support the Portal. The Implementing Board meets at least quarterly.
The functions of the Implementing Board are:
- Piloting the Portal by designing a global strategy, a baseline policy and concrete goals;
- Establishing annual work plans and budgets, based on the recommendations of the Partners’ Group;
- Supporting the efficient coordination of the activities listed in the work plan;
- Ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources;
- Organising consultative meetings in order to examine the progress achieved in the implementation of the programme;
- Developing new partnerships.
The Knowledge Manager is a full member of the Implementing Board. It is the Knowledge Manager’s responsibility, with support from the Implementation Board and the Portal team, to implement the guidelines and decisions from the Implementing Board and Partners’ Group and to ensure that the Portal functions smoothly.
AGORA’s Implementing Board consists of:
- The United Nations Development Programme;
- The World Bank Group;
- The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI);
- The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA);
- The European Commission.
The Partners’ Group
The Partners’ Group is made up of institutions (Partner Organisations) that make substantial contributions, financial or otherwise, to the Portal. This Group meets annually to discuss the results, perspectives and annual plan of the Portal.
The functions of the Partners’ Group are:
- Approving the overall strategic direction, broad policies, and objectives of AGORA;
- Approving annual work plans and budgets;
- Overseeing the annual performance review and adoption of relevant performance indicators.
In addition to the members of the Implementing Board, the Partners’ Group consists of:
- The British Government
- The French Government
- The American Government
- The Belgian Government
- The Organization for Security and co-operation in Europe
- The French National Assembly
- The United States House of Representatives
- The European Parliament
- The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
- The Office for Promotion and Parliamentary Democracy of the European Parliament
- Parliamentary Centre
- The State University of New York / Centre for International Development
The Affiliated Institutions are organisations, networks, initiatives and bodies, active in parliamentary development and/or parliamentary affairs, or in related issues. They have committed to sharing their resources and expertise with the parliamentary development portal. They do not formally form part of the management structure but serve to support the Portal’s objectives with respect to knowledge and networking.
These institutions are:
- Sénat français
- Chambre des Representants de Belgique
- Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
- AWEPA International (European Parliamentarians for Africa)
- Climate Parliament
- Latin-American Parliament (Parlatino)
- University of Hull
- George Washington University
- European Partnership for Democracy