MAPS Governance Structure and Stakeholders

At the heart of the MAPS Initiative is the MAPS Network (also known as “MAPS Stakeholder Group"). This is a group of countries and institutions that have a particular interest in the MAPS – either because they have supported applying the methodology or have been assessed with it. They were involved in the revision of the methodology between 2015 and 2018.

The Steering Committee supervises the secretariat; members are the financiers of the Secretariat (“MAPS Partners”) and several representatives of the MAPS Stakeholder Group.

The Technical Advisory Group reviews the MAPS assessments from a technical perspective to ensure even quality of individual assessments. An assessment TAG (or ATAG) is formed from the MAPS Network for each assessment specifically.

The MAPS Secretariat coordinates assessments and ensures that all approved assessments are of high quality.