Steering Committee

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The Steering Committee (or steering board or group) includes high level executives from private and public-sector institutions relevant to the focus and scope of the exercise. It is usually responsible for strategic decisions and for legitimating and building support for the exercise.

The main tasks of the Steering Committee usually include:

In the composition, the following important considerations have to be taken into account:

The Steering Committee will meet when major decisions have to be taken or approved, typically from 2 to 4 times a year. These meetings are major milestones in the exercise and should therefore be carefully prepared. The Steering Committee might be backed up by a Technical Committee which will deal with the more day-to-day operational issues.

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