A New Governance Structure for a Truly Global Organisation
In November 2014, the Cities Alliance adopted a new governance structure that includes an Assembly, a Management Board, and the Secretariat. It also opens up the partnership to a range of new members in order to better represent the changing framework of international development aid.
In addition, the Cities Alliance activities will no longer be limited to countries on the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee list of aid recipients. The partnership will continue to make specific efforts to increase the focus on least developed countries and secondary cities, while mobilising the expertise of middle and higher income countries.
The new governance structure is the culmination of a series of reforms undertaken by members that began with a new business model in 2009, followed by a revised Charter in 2010 and a move to UNOPS as hosting platform in 2013. It replaces the former Consultative Group, Executive Committee and Policy Advisory Forum.