IASC Structure [text only version]
This page is a text only version of the IASC Organisation Chart, you can access the original page here, however it may not work as intended with screen readers or older web browsers. Alongside a brief description, this page only describes the membership and relationships of each group. To learn their formal roles, follow the links (further down this page) to their respective pages, or read the IASC Structures and Working Method paper.
At the top of the IASC structure, sits the Inter-Agency Standing Committee itself. The IASC is made up of the heads ('Principals') or designated Principals of each IASC member organisation. It is chaired by the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC).
The Deputies Forum is positioned to the right of the IASC, and sits higher than the EDG and OPAG, which are directly below the IASC.
The Deputies Forum is made up of senior executives from each IASC member organisation, generally speaking the 'second in command' of each organisation ('Deputy'). It is an informal platform for dialogue and information sharing on strategic issues of common interest.
The Emergency Directors Group (EDG) is made up of Emergency Directors from the IASC member organisations, however they are often joined in their discussions by representatives from other organisations taking part in relief operations on the ground. It is chaired by the OCHA Director of Operations. The EDG focuses on current crises and what is required to meet the urgent strategic and operational needs on the ground.
The Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG) is made up of Directors from the IASC member organisations. It is chaired by two members of the Deputies Forum. These co-Chairs serve two-year terms. It serves as forum driving the normative and strategic policy work of the IASC.
There are no lines from the Deputies Forum, nor Emergency Directors Group. Linked below the Operational Policy and Advocacy Group are five Results-Groups. Left to right, these are: Results Group 1 on Operational Response; Results Group 2 on Accountability and Inclusion; Results Group 3 on Collective Advocacy; Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration; Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing. Results Groups are groups of technical experts from the IASC member organisations who come together to work on each of the IASC Strategic Priorities.
To the right of the chart, spanning its entire height, is the IASC secretariat. There is an arrow which links the IASC associated entities to the IASC secretariat, implying that the IASC secretariat is the link between the associated entities and the formal IASC structures.