Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

independent Expert Review Group (iERG)

iERG terms of reference

On the issue of global reporting, the Commission proposed a time-limited independent Expert Review Group (iERG) be established and operate until 2015:

Global oversight: Starting in 2012 and ending in 2015, an independent Expert Review Group is reporting regularly to the United Nations Secretary-General on the results and resources related to the Global Strategy and on progress in implementing this Commission's recommendations.

The Commission requested WHO to lead a transparent process to establish the iERG. A Selection Committee was convened to assess the potential candidates and propose a short list. The iERG is comprised of 9 members. Appointed individuals are expected to exercise autonomous, professional judgment and serve in an independent capacity.