The Institute’s management structure consists of

Board of Trustees: A group of experienced and internationally respected academics, former diplomats and policy-makers and businessmen who are volunteers. The Board is responsible to the legal system for MERI’s overall strategy and conduct.

President of MERI: The day-to-day administration of MERI will be the responsibility of the President and Council of Directors

The Institute consists of the following Directorates (Departments)

  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Media and Communications
  • International Politics and National Security Programme
  • Democracy and Governance Programme
  • Economics, Energy and Environment Programme
  • Health, Education and Public Services Programme
  • Community, Civil Society and Cultural Development Programme

The Programme Directorates are managed by

  • Programme Directors
  • Research Staff (Substantive): Research Fellows (senior and junior)
  • Research Staff (Honorary): Associate Fellows, Consultant Research Fellows.
  • Administrators: Programme Managers, Project coordinators, Admin Assistants, Secretaries
  • Trainees: Research and Admin Trainees.