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Proposals for Systematization of Organizational Review Processes

Open: 8 June 09
Closed: 8 July 09

Explanation: Under its Charter, the Structural Improvements Committee of the Board has – among its duties – the responsibility of ’Reviewing, and suggesting changes as warranted to, ICANN’s policies and processes governing organizational review’.

In this role, and taking stock from the lessons learned in the recent past, the Structural Improvements Committee undertook an analysis of the processes, timeline and methodology of the Organizational Review activity, which is crucial for the organizational improvement of ICANN. Based on this analysis, the Structural Improvements Committee presents now for public comments its proposals for a systematization of the OR processes [PDF, 673 KB].

The paper analyses – for each of the phases making up the Organizational Review processes - the opportunities in revising the phases, their objectives, the lessons learnt, and proposals for their systematization. It includes an Executive Summary allowing a high-level appreciation of the objectives of the proposed systematization of OR processes.

The adoption of the proposed processes since the present phases of the first round of ORs will contribute to enhance accountability and transparency of organizational reviews, to increase consultation with the communities under review, and to streamline key phases of the processes.
Staff member responsible: Marco Lorenzoni

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