2018 was marked by the consolidated devolution of support functions initiated in 2016: the management scope of regional delegations gradually increased, as it now covers to contracts and HR, before extending to promotion and innovation in the near future.
The improvement of the establishment’s management tools continues, in keeping with the pooling and interoperability processes advocated by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Changes in our network of controllers were also a highlight of 2018, with the arrival of new controllers, staff operating under local law, to satisfy the objective determined as part of changes to the network of representatives abroad and Overseas. An initial training seminar was organised in Marseille by the HRD and ACP in October.
Studies and analyses carried out in 2018 by research support departments ensured better visibility in terms of the deployment of IRD’s staff: 2011 – 2024 career path or analysis of the presence in the Global South presented to IRD’s governing bodies.
In addition to the fairness objective pursued by this reform, the scaling back of the foreign residence allowance rates applicable as of 1st February 2018 generates margins which may be used towards all instruments and mechanisms contributing to the research dynamic for development in the Global South.
Support agents took ownership of the Objectives and performance contract (COP) and its variations at mission level throughout 2018, thanks to the organisation of seminars based on regional delegations, allowing everyone to contribute to the attainment of the establishment’s strategic objectives.