Since the new governance established in March 2015, IRD has changed its organisation and held a wide-ranging review that is reflected in a strategic plan to be adopted in 2016.
The new organisation, approved during the board meeting held on 10 July 2015, is based on three divisions:
The decision to create these three divisions comes in response to several goals:
These three divisions continue to work closely together to anticipate the research structures’ requirements and the specific aspects of their operations in Southern countries.
Consolidating the resource functions and optimising the quality of service provided to researchers and partners is a major challenge for IRD. It means creating the conditions required to coordinate and manage the resources that support research and enable the Science and Development divisions to refocus on their core activity, while recognising and endorsing management functions within the establishment overall, and supporting the changes required as the IRD presses ahead with its new ambitions.
To better meet the requirements of research for development, IRD redefined its main operating procedures in 2015 in order to:
As such, a principle of subsidiarity has been applied, with three goals: repositioning the head office to steer scientific activities, rethinking the devolvement process and bolstering the first level formed by the units.