Our governance, our strength

TDR’s governance is at the core of our success. The Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) allows for governments and institutions of disease-affected countries, UN co-sponsors, development partners and other global stakeholders to come together to shape and oversee TDR’s work. This is complemented by managerial and financial oversight of the Standing Committee, and scientific oversight provided by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and scientific working groups.

TDR is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO, and operates within a broad framework of intergovernmental and interagency cooperation and participation. The executing agency is the World Health Organization (WHO).

Relevant governance documents

Memorandum of Understanding; Resolutions of the World Health Assembly (WHA) and Executive Board of WHO; Joint Coordinating Board procedures and decisions; Standard operating procedures and Terms of reference of TDR’s governing bodies.

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About TDR: Building the science of solutions

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is a global programme of scientific collaboration established in 1975. Its focus is to improve the health and well-being of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty through research and innovation. TDR is based at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.