A high-level Steering Committee and a Working Group have been constituted to guide the implementation of the various studies.
The Steering Committee will provide overall strategic direction and review the various outputs that will be produced under the collaborative program, including the overall synthesis report. The committee is composed of representatives of each of the collaborating institutions and chaired by a senior representative of NEPAD.
The Working Group will ensure the technical quality of the program and consists of nominated representatives of the collaborating institutions. Key decisions (such as selection of specific cases and identification of indicators) and the detailed terms of reference for the various component studies are submitted to the Working Group for review and concurrence.
In addition, a Core Consultative Group of 5 eminent regional experts will provide critical inputs to the studies and also serve as champions to facilitate uptake of results and findings by decision makers, donors, researchers, and other key role players.