IDDRI’s programmes are determined by decision-making processes subject to collective deliberation by IDDRI’s governance bodies: the Board, the Advisory Council and the Scientific Council. The Board meets twice a year; and in accordance with the statutes, it is composed of three constituencies with equal representation of IDDRI’s founding members, ex officio members and five qualified persons. It deliberates under the supervision of a government commissioner, designated by the Ministry of the Interior, who ensures that the foundation’s statutes and the public interest dimension of its activity are maintained.
> Composition of the governance bodies
IDDRI has engaged in a process of monitoring and reducing its long-distance travel and encouraging zero or low emissions commuting with the implementation of the kilometric bicycle allowance (IKV) to limit its carbon emissions. The activities of IDDRI, an institute with an international dimension, nevertheless require regular travel abroad, including outside Europe. Emission reduction measures therefore mainly concern business travel: limiting the number of trips and offsetting the carbon footprint.
Since 2016, IDDRI has been calculating the tonnes of carbon emitted as a consequence of the trips undertaken by its team members and by those travelling to IDDRI’s events.
These emissions are offset by a certified tree planting project in the Colombian Amazon through Greenamity, a Belgian organization that ensures the quality of the methods used to assess the social and economic impacts of its projects and allows individualized monitoring of planted trees.
“Think tank & transparent” Label
In 2016 the Observatoire européen des think tanks awarded IDDRI the “think tank & transparent” label. Of the 46 certified organizations, IDDRI is ranked second in “overall performance”. This label is based on four criteria: publications, transparency, governance and communication.
> View the study La France des think tanks 2016